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Passive stabilization of the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF)The results of a study on the application of the magnetically anchored rate damper to gravity gradient stabilization of the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) are presented. The analyses and simulations required to investigate the use of an existing viscous magnetic rate damper for rate stabilizing the LDEF spacecraft were performed. The following tasks were included: linear performance estimates, capture and damper requirements, and performance prediction. Each of these tasks was performed for two gravity gradient stabilization configurations; an axisymmetric configuration for two-axis (pitch and roll) stability; and a non-axisymmetric configuration for three-axis stability. The results are presented by stabilization configuration.
Document ID
19750009325
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Das, A. (General Electric Co. Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
November 5, 1974
Subject Category
LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-132566
DOC-74SD4264
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-13440
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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