NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Satellite recovery - Attitude dynamics of the targetsThe problems of categorizing and modeling the attitude dynamics of uncontrolled artificial earth satellites which may be targets in recovery attempts are addressed. Methods of classification presented are based on satellite rotational kinetic energy, rotational angular momentum and orbit and on the type of control present prior to the benign failure of the control system. The use of approximate analytical solutions and 'exact' numerical solutions to the equations governing satellite attitude motions to predict uncontrolled attitude motion is considered. Analytical and numerical results are presented for the evolution of satellite attitude motions after active control termination.
Document ID
19860058472
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Cochran, J. E., Jr. (Auburn Univ. AL, United States)
Lahr, B. S. (Auburn University AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1986
Subject Category
ASTRODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number
AAS PAPER 85-324
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-36470
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other