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  • Michael Paluszek
  • Stephanie Thomas


Spacecraft pointing control is an essential technology for all robotic and manned spacecraft. A control system consists of sensing, actuation, and the dynamics of the spacecraft itself. Spacecraft control systems are of many types, but this chapter is only concerned with three-axis pointing. Reaction wheels are used for actuation.


Angular Momentum Control Torque Angular Rate Inertia Matrix Angle Error 
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  • Michael Paluszek
    • 1
  • Stephanie Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.PrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Princeton JunctionUSA

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