IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Differential Drag as a Means of Spacecraft Formation Control

2007 IEEE Aerospace Conference

Author(s): B.S. Kumar ; A. Ng ; K. Yoshihara ; A. De Ruiter
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 March 2007
Conference Location: Big Sky, MT, USA
Conference Date: 3 March 2007
Page(s): 1 - 9
ISBN (CD): 1-4244-0525-4
ISBN (Paper): 1-4244-0524-6
ISSN (Paper): 1095-323X
DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2007.352790
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This paper investigates the feasibility of using differential drag as a means of nano-satellite formation control. Differential drag is caused when the ballistic coefficients of the spacecraft in... View More

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