Atitude dynamics of a pendulum-shaped charged satellite

Hiroshi Yamakawa, S. Hachiyama, Mai Bando

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Abstract

Orbiting artificial satellites naturally tend to accumulate electrostatic charge which may in some circumstances cause malfunctions in measuring instruments and other devices on the satellite body and ultimately lead to difficulties in satellite operation. In this paper, we investigate the possibility of the use of the Lorentz force, which acts on charged satellite when it is moving through the magnetic field, as a means of satellite attitude control. We first analyze the stability of the motion and then propose novel attitude control method using the Lorentz force.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Pages3377-3388
Number of pages12
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Sep 27 2010Oct 1 2010

Other

Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/27/1010/1/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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