On-Orbit Performance of the TRMM Mission Mode

  title={On-Orbit Performance of the TRMM Mission Mode},
  author={Brent P. Robertson and Sam Placanica and Wendy Morgenstern and Joseph A. Hashmall and Jonathan Glickman and Gregory A. Natanson},
This paper presents an overview of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Attitude Control System along with detailed in-flight performance results of the TRMM Mission mode. The TRMM spacecraft is an Earth-pointed, zero momentum bias satellite launched on November 27, 1997 from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. TRMM is a joint mission between NASA and the National Space Development Agency of Japan designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall and the associated release of energy. Prior… CONTINUE READING