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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Ventura, Jacopo; Romano, Marcello; 
Title:
Exact Analytic Solution for the Spin-up Maneuver of an Axially Symmetric Spacecraft 
Abstract:
The problem of spinning-up an axially symmetric spacecraft subjected to an external torque constant in magnitude and parallel to the symmetry axis is considered. The existing exact analytic solution for an axially symmetric body is applied for the first time to this problem. The proposed solution is valid for any initial conditions of attitude and angular velocity and for any length of time and rotation amplitude. Furthermore, the proposed solution can be numerically evaluated up to any desired...    »
 
Keywords:
Rigid-body dynamics and kinematics; Spin-up maneuver; Analytic solution 
Journal title:
Acta Astronautica 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
104 
Year / month:
2014-11 
Month:
Nov 
Journal issue:
Covered by:
Scopus 
Publisher:
Elsevir