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Tethered satellite system dynamics and controlThe first tethered satellite system, scheduled for launch in May 1991, is reviewed. The system dynamics, dynamics control, and dynamics simulations are discussed. Particular attention is given to in-plane and out-of-plane librations; tether oscillation modes; orbiter and sub-satellite dynamics; deployer control system; the sub-satellite attitude measurement and control system; the Aeritalia Dynamics Model; the Martin-Marietta and NASA-MSFC Dynamics Model; and simulation results.
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Conference Paper
Musetti, B.
(Aeritalia S.p.A. Turin, Italy)
Cibrario, B.
(Aeritalia S.p.A. Turin, Italy)
Bussolino, L.
(Aeritalia S.p.A. Turin, Italy)
Bodley, C. S.
(Aeritalia S.p.A. Turin, Italy)
Flanders, H. A.
(Martin Marietta Corp. Astronautics Group, Denver, CO, United States)
Mowery, D. K.
(Aeritalia S.p.A. Turin, Italy)
Tomlin, D. D.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Conference on the Dynamics of Flexible Structures in Space
Location: Cranfield
Start Date: May 15, 1990
End Date: May 18, 1990
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