## Spacecraft attitude dynamicsFrom its roots in classical mechanics and reliance on stability theory to the evolution of practical stabilization ideas, this volume covers environmental torques encountered in space; energy dissipation; motion equations for four archetypical systems; orientation parameters; illustrations of key concepts with on-orbit flight data; and typical engineering hardware. 1986 edition. |

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### Contents

INTRODUCTION | 1 |

ATTITUDE MOTION EQUATIONS | 39 |

ATTITUDE DYNAMICS OF A RIGID BODY | 93 |

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angular momentum angular velocity assumption asymptotic stability attitude motion bias momentum Chapter characteristic equation circular orbit coefficients components constant corresponding damping defined definition denote derived direction cosines directional stability directionally stable dyadic Earth energy dissipation Euler angles example expressed external torques FIGURE fixed geometrical given gravity gradient torque gyrostat inertia distribution inertia matrix inertially axisymmetrical infinitesimal integrals kinetic energy Liapunov function librations linear magnetic major-axis rule mass center minor-axis spin momentum wheel motion equations nonlinear notation Note nutation nutation angle orbit normal orbiting frame orientation perturbations pitch plane polhodes positive-definite precession principal axes Problem quasi-rigid body reference frame respect rigid body roll/yaw rotation matrix rotor satellite scalar Section Show shown in Fig simple spin solution spacecraft spin axis spin rate spin stabilization stability conditions stability diagram surface symmetry axis Theorem Thomson equilibrium torque-free motion unstable variables vectrix vehicle wobble zero