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High-Stability Shuttle Pointing System
Author(s): Richard Van Riper
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Paper Abstract

Sperry Flight Systems is developing a high stability space shuttle pointing system for NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center with potential application for the Air Force Sortie Support Experiment Orientation Subsystem. This shuttle attached gimballed system will provide high stability pointing of electro-optical experiments mounted upon it, even in the presence of shuttle disturbances such as rocket firings. Presented in this paper is a description of the system configuration and requirements, photographs of the prototype hardware, system performance predictions and a description of system simulation and test support facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1981
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 0265, Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments, (3 April 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959862
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Richard Van Riper, Sperry Flight Systems Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0265:
Shuttle Pointing of Electro-Optical Experiments
William Jerkovsky, Editor(s)

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