Accession Number : ADA138729

Title :   A New Satellite Instrument for Yaw and Pitch Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : McIsaac,J P

PDF Url : ADA138729

Report Date : 13 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A new device for measuring spacecraft attitude was flown on the Air Force S3 -4 satellite. This report describes instrumentation, measurement technique, and operating results. Instrument attack angles were measured during night and day periods of most orbits. Attitude history plots and tables are given for the experiment from April to August 1978. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SATELLITE ATTITUDE, SPACECRAFT, INSTRUMENTATION, YAW, PITCH(MOTION), FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, ORBITS, BAFFLES

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE