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.
|Publication status||Published - 7 Aug 2014|
|Event||AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014 - California, San Diego, United States|
Duration: 4 Aug 2014 → 7 Aug 2014
|Conference||AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014|
|Period||4/08/14 → 7/08/14|
- non-consercative torque
- attitude modelling
- space situational awareness
- solar radiation pressure
- space debris
- torque modelling
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.