Accession Number : AD0686054

Title :   THE EFFECT OF DYNAMIC UNBALANCE ON THE ACCURACY OF MEASUREMENT OF THE SUN'S INCIDENCE ON THE X3 SATELLITE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

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

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : An analysis is made of the error in measurement of the angle of incidence of the sun on the Black Arrow X3 satellite due to displacement of the spin axis caused by dynamic unbalance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR RADIATION, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES), (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, ALIGNMENT), SPIN STABILIZATION, DYNAMICS, DAMPING, SOLAR COLLECTORS, ALBEDO(ASTRONOMY), ERRORS, SOLAR CELLS, LAUNCH VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE