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Predictive Attitude Maintenance For A Space StationPaper provides mathematical basis for predictive management of angular momenta of control-moment gyroscopes (CMG's) to control attitude of orbiting space station. Numerical results presented for pitch control of proposed power-tower space station. Based on prior orbit history and mathematical model of density of atmosphere, predictions made of requirements on dumping and storage of angular momentum in relation to current loading state of CMG's and to acceptable attitude tolerances.
Document ID
19890000467
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Hattis, Philip D. (Draper (Charles Stark) Lab., Inc.)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 13
Issue: 9
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number
MSC-21216
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.