## Air Bearing Simulation of a Spin Stabilized Satellite |

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### Contents

INTRODUCTION 1 | iv |

BUILDING OF AIRBEARING AND DRIVE | ii |

Fig 11 Principal axes of satellite 5 | 9 |

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0.1 per cent Adding weights air friction air-bearing pad air-bearing simulator air-friction angular momentum axes balance the satellite balancing procedure ball and pad batteries calculated center of gravity center of mass clearance control circuit coulomb friction diameter dimension epoxy surface equal fine balance following equation footcandles give gyroscopic torque heavy rings hit the pedestal human error illumination inertia configuration inertia ratio inertia relationship Inertia rings inertia were found initial rotational frequency moment of inertia moments of inertia momentum vector natural frequency Nickel-cadmium batteries obtained offset operation OTZ'T photo cells Photocell principal axis rad/sec radius of gyration rate of satellite Rearranging eq satell satellite spinning shear stress shown in Fig slow sphere spherical shell spin axis spin rate spin stability spin were wanted steel ball theoretical thesis tilt rate torsional pendulum total satellite vacuum chamber viscosity of air wobble x-axis y-axis z-axis