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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: 1 February 1982
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 0284, NASA-ESA Spacelab Systems and Programs, (1 February 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.965774
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Richard Van Riper, Sperry Flight Systems Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0284:
NASA-ESA Spacelab Systems and Programs
Jesse W. Moore, Editor(s)

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