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Spacecraft stability and control
Author and Affiliation:
Barret, Chris(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: The Earth's first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, slowly tumbled in orbit. The first U.S. satellite, Explorer 1, also tumbled out of control. Today, satellite stability and control has become a higher priority. For a satellite design that is to have a life expectancy of 14 years, appropriate spacecraft flight control systems will be reviewed, stability requirements investigated, and an appropriate flight control system recommended in order to see the design process. Disturbance torques, including aerodynamic, magnetic, gravity gradient, solar, micrometeorite, debris, collision, and internal torques, will be assessed to quantify the disturbance environment so that the required compensating torques can be determined. The control torques, including passive versus active, momentum control, bias momentum, spin stabilization, dual spin, gravity gradient, magnetic, reaction wheels, control moment gyros, inertia augmentation techniques, three-axis control, and reaction control systems (RCSs), will be considered. Conditions for stability will also be considered.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1992
Document ID:
19920022767
(Acquired Nov 07, 1995)
Accession Number: 92N32011
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number: TABES PAPER 92-414
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Huntsville Association of Technical Societies, TABES 92: 8th Annual Technical and Business Exhibition and Symposium. Executive Summaries and Submitted Papers; 9 p
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ACTIVE CONTROL; ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES; MAGNETIC CONTROL; REACTION WHEELS; SATELLITE DESIGN; SPACECRAFT CONTROL; SPACECRAFT STABILITY; SPIN STABILIZATION; CONTROL MOMENT GYROSCOPES; FLIGHT CONTROL; METEORITE COLLISIONS; MICROMETEORITES; SPACE DEBRIS; SPUTNIK SATELLITES
Imprint And Other Notes: In Huntsville Association of Technical Societies, TABES 92: 8th Annual Technical and Business Exhibition and Symposium. Executive Summaries and Submitted Papers 9 p (SEE N92-32009 22-12)
Availability Source: Other Sources
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