Attitude Stability of a Spinning Satellite in an Elliptic Orbit

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T. R. Kane, P. M. Barba

Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 33(2), 402-405 (Jun 01, 1966) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3625056 History: Received April 05, 1965; Online September 15, 2011


Floquét theory is used to develop a procedure for testing the stability of a spinning, symmetric satellite whose mass center moves on an elliptic orbit while the symmetry axis remains normal to the orbit plane.

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