Non-conservative torque and attitude modelling for enhanced space situational awareness

Hira S. Virdee, Santosh Bhattarai, Stuart Grey, Marek Ziebart

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Abstract

The tumbling of space debris is an important problem, as the evolving attitude of debris directly influences the forces on it and therefore perturbs its orbit. This paper investigates the torque induced by solar radiation pressure (SRP) on Envisat and the resulting changes in attitude. These changes are compared to observations.

Conference

ConferenceAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period4/08/147/08/14

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Space debris
Barreling
Solar radiation
Debris
Orbits
Torque

Keywords

  • non-consercative torque
  • attitude modelling
  • space situational awareness
  • solar radiation pressure
  • space debris
  • torque modelling

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Virdee, H. S., Bhattarai, S., Grey, S., & Ziebart, M. (2014). Non-conservative torque and attitude modelling for enhanced space situational awareness. Paper presented at AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014, San Diego, United States.
Virdee, Hira S. ; Bhattarai, Santosh ; Grey, Stuart ; Ziebart, Marek. / Non-conservative torque and attitude modelling for enhanced space situational awareness. Paper presented at AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014, San Diego, United States.
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Non-conservative torque and attitude modelling for enhanced space situational awareness. / Virdee, Hira S.; Bhattarai, Santosh; Grey, Stuart; Ziebart, Marek.

2014. Paper presented at AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014, San Diego, United States.

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