Accession Number : AD0709250

Title :   SATELLITE ATTITUDE DETERMINATION FROM SOLAR AND MAGNETIC SENSORS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 69-28 Jan 70,

Corporate Author : BOSTON COLL CHESTNUT HILL MASS SPACE DATA ANALYSIS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Marcou,Rene J. ; Pruneau,Paul N.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The computation of meaningful aspect parameters for each OV3-2, OV1-15 and OV3-6 orbit of interest was arrived at by using a general aspect analysis and computer programs. For this purpose, both raw magnetometer and sun sensor telemetry data merged with the corresponding ephemeris data were used. This aspect information represents a history of these satellites. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITE ATTITUDE, DETERMINATION), DETECTORS, SOLAR RADIATION, MAGNETIC FIELDS, POSITION FINDING, VECTOR ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL DATA, TELEMETERING DATA

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE