Bruce A Conway, J. E. Tuliglowski, P. D. Webber

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The problem of detumbling or 'passivating' a satellite is considered by using two models. In the second model a candidate configuration of the retriever spacecraft is proposed and the motion of both bodies, connected at one joint, is determined for various detumbling schemes. For this second and more realistic model the authors describe how a graphic display may be used to illustrate the motion with simulated depth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
EditorsG.T. Tseng, Peter M. Bainum, David A. Levinson
Publisherr American Astronautical Soc by Univelt Inc
Number of pages14
EditionPt 1
ISBN (Print)0877031908
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
NumberPt 1
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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