Accession Number : AD0486426

Title :   GRAVITY GRADIENT TORQUES FOR A STELLAR ORIENTED VEHICLE,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s) : Griep, D. J.

Report Date : 15 APR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The expressions for the gravity gradient torques acting on a vehicle with a stellar (inertial) orientation are derived. The results are used to determine the impulse requirements necessary to counteract these torques for a typical MOL vehicle with a chosen stellar attitude reference. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, GRAVITY), (*MILITARY SATELLITES, GRAVITY), TORQUE, LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), MOMENTUM, INCLINED ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE