Two-impulse reorientation of asymmetric spacecraft
- Martz, C. W.
- Dec 1, 1979.
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- An investigation conducted to determine minimum maneuver costs for attitude reorientation of spacecraft of all possible inertial distribution over a wide range of maneuver angles by use of a two impulse coning method of reorientation is reported. Maneuver cost, proportional to the product of fuel consumed (total impulse) and time expended during a maneuver is discussed. Assumptions included external impulsive control torques, rigid body spacecraft rest-to-rest maneuvers, and no disturbance torques. Results are presented in terms of average cost and standard deviation for various maneuver ranges. Costs of individual reorientations are calculated with the computer program included.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19800004880.
Accession ID: 80N13135.
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