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Attitude and Orbit Control System

  • Ernst Messerschmid
  • Reinhold Bertrand
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Abstract

The next subsystem typical of a space station, the Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS), will be discussed in this chapter. On one hand, the orbit control and orientation of a large orbiting structure is a particular challenge for engineers, but on the other hand, special concepts must be developed for attitude and orbit control because of utilization aspects, logistical requirements and relatively low orbit altitudes.

Keywords

Permeability Torque Steam Helium Hydrocarbon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst Messerschmid
    • 1
  • Reinhold Bertrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für RaumfahrtsystemeUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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