Solar Pressure Attitude Stabilization of Earth-Pointing Spacecraft

  title={Solar Pressure Attitude Stabilization of Earth-Pointing Spacecraft},
  author={K. C. Pande and R. Venkatachalam},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems},
The development of a solar pressure control system for three-axis attitude control of Earth-oriented spacecraft is presented. A controller configuration consisting of two rotatable mirrorlike surfaces, representing the minimum hardware implementation, is considered. Optimal control theory is applied to synthesize a feedback control law directly governing the differential rotation of the control surfaces. The system performance is evaluated through the response analysis of a satellite subject to… CONTINUE READING
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