Effects of Flexibility on Stability
We are interested in the attitude of the space vehicle with respect to a rotating reference frame. For a gravity stabilized vehicle this re ference will be the orbital frame with one axis per pendicular to the plane of the orbit and a second axis aligned with the local vertical, (Fig. 1). For satellites spinning in free-space, the reference frame will have a constant angular velocity equal to the nominal angular velocity of the system.
KeywordsAngular Velocity Reference Frame Inertia Matrix Principal Minor Angular Momentum Vector
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