Accession Number : AD0697905

Title :   DODGE GRAVITY-GRADIENT BOOM THERMAL BENDING EXPERIMENT.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Mattey,R. A. ; Smola,J. F.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Results of DODGE satellite gravity-gradient boom thermal bending experiments conducted in orbit are discussed. Included are photographs showing boom curvature induced by the temperature gradient around the periphery of the boom tape. Plots of end mass positions indicate the extent of thermal bending that was experienced during the first experiment when the satellite was not gravity-gradient captured and during the second experiment when the satellite motion was relatively calm. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITES(ARTIFICIAL), *ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), SATELLITES(ARTIFICIAL)), BENDING, GRAVITY, THERMAL PROPERTIES, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE