Accession Number : AD0700041

Title :   RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS OF A STUDY OF A GRAVITATIONALLY STABILIZED SATELLITE AUGMENTED BY A CONSTANT SPEED ROTOR.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep-Dec 68,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF ENGINEERING SCIENCE OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Williamson,Robert K.

Report Date : 15 JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The report contains a synopsis of gravity gradient stabilization, its implementation, the effects of the external environment, augmentation of gravitationally stabilized satellites, parameter optimization of dynamic systems, and a summary of the scope of the report and the study as a whole. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITES(ARTIFICIAL), *STABILIZATION SYSTEMS), ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, CIRCULAR ORBITS, ELLIPTICAL ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, SOLAR RADIATION, SOLAR WIND, MAGNETIC STORMS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, CONFIGURATION, DAMPING, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, OPTIMIZATION, GRAVITY

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE