Stability analysis and sun-tracking attitude control of spacecraft under solar radiation pressure

Naohiro Hayashi, Go Ono, Yuya Mimasu, Jun'Ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

In an interplanetary mission, the influence of solar radiation pressure (SRP) is a dominant disturbance in terms of the attitude control of a spacecraft, and a continuous disturbance may shorten a mission life time. On the other hand, it was observed that a spin axis of a spinning spacecraft under the SRP tracks the Sun direction, and this is called an attitude drift motion The objective of this study is to analyze the stability of a spin motion and an attitude drift motion of a spacecraft generally and quantitatively. This stability analysis enables Sun-tracking attitude control by using the attitude drift motion only with spin rate control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages2045-2055
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780877036050
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: 2013 Aug 112013 Aug 15

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume150
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period13/8/1113/8/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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