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Nutation-damper design for dual-spin spacecraftA dual-spin spacecraft is a spin-stabilized spacecraft consisting of two major structures. Momentum is stored in the spinning wheel, while the sail, or platform, can be despun at various rates about the spacecraft axis. Factors that affect the design of nutation-control systems for single- and dual-spin spacecraft are discussed. The nutation-control system of the Orbiting Solar Observatory spacecraft is described.
Document ID
19720005753
Document Type
Other
Authors
Spencer, T. M. (Ball Bros. Research Corp. Boulder, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 5th Aerospace Mech. Symp.
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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