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Evolution of spacecraft attitude control concepts before 1952The control of rotational motion of a spacecraft during its free flight regime is traced from pioneer space flight to the year 1952. Essentials of attitude control systems are reviewed and spin stabilization is examined. Other topics include passive stabilization and active closed loop control.
Document ID
19770026098
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Roberson, R. E.
(California Univ. San Diego, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Essays on the History of Rocketry and Astronautics, Vol. 1
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Accession Number
77N33042
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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