On the existence of a trap state for OSO-type satellites

  title={On the existence of a trap state for OSO-type satellites},
  author={A. K. Sen},
  • A. K. Sen
  • Published 1972
  • Mathematics
  • The possibility of the existence of "trap states" in orbiting-solar-observatory-type satellites which use a single-degree-of-freedom mass-spring-dashpot nutation damper is investigated. It is shown that the spacecraft exhibits a trap state which corresponds to a transverse angular rate of ω n , where ω n denotes the natural frequency of the specific damping system used. In particular, it is indicated that for \omega_{10} , where ω 10 is the initial transverse angular rate of the spacecraft, a… CONTINUE READING

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