A fuel-free Sun-tracking attitude control strategy and the flight results in Hayabusa (MUSES-C)

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Ken'ichi Shirakawa

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Abstract

The paper presents the attitude reorientation taking the advantage of solar radiation pressure without use of any fuel aboard. The strategy is currently adopted to make Hayabusa spacecraft keep pointed toward the Sun for several months. The flight results are presented with the estimated solar array panel diffusion coefficient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Astronautical Society - Space Flight Mechanics 2007 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Pages1989-1995
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual Space Flight Mechanics Meeting - Sedona, AZ, United States
Duration: 2007 Jan 282007 Feb 1

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume127 PART 2
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference17th Annual Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySedona, AZ
Period07/1/2807/2/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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