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Despinning and detumbling satellites in rescue operations.Operational aspects of detumbling or despinning a large passive vehicle during a rescue mission are discussed. Techniques and devices for carrying out these operations are described, and some specific examples are cited which represent realistic estimates of future rescue situations. Torque could be applied from outside, or built-in autonomous devices could be used.
Document ID
19720061494
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kaplan, M. H. (Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pa., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1972
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Meeting Information
International Astronautical Federation, International Astronautical Congress(Vienna)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-39-009-210
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other