Stabilization by the Magnetic Field of the Earth

  • Peter Sagirow
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 57)


The magnetic field of the earth is approximately a dipol field (fig. 5.1). The dipol axis is inclined to the earth’s axis, but the inclination is usually neglected. The stabilization by means of the earth’s magnetic field is based on the interaction between this field and the magnetic field of the satellite. However, an ideal stabilization is possible only for satellites in equatorial orbits [12].


Magnetic Field Stochastic Model Stochastic System Stability Domain Gravity Gradient 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Sagirow
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  1. 1.Stuttgart UniversityGermany

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