Mariner Mark II - Spacecraft control for the 1990's and beyondThe Mariner Mark II reconfigurable modular spacecraft concept will incorporate a Spacecraft Attitude and Articulation Control System of novel design. Attention is presently given to key component technologies that will be used for the first time in the Mariner Mark II; these encompass CCD-based, target-referenced extended body tracking, fiber-optic rate sensing, and momentum compensation for dynamic isolation of payloads. An analysis of star and target body-tracking requirements is presented, together with an account of the precision-pointing platform disturbance rejection properties required.
Bell, Charles E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lehman, David H. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
August 13, 2013
January 1, 1987
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
AAS PAPER 86-285
Meeting: Aerospace century XXI: Space flight technologies