Spacecraft Attitude Determination

Authored by: Yaguang Yang

Multisensor Attitude Estimation

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498745710
eBook ISBN: 9781315368795
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315368795-9

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Abstract

Spacecraft attitude determination is very important for two reasons. First, control engineers need to know if the spacecraft attitude is in the desired orientation. Second, if the spacecraft attitude is not in the perfect position, the attitude information will be compared automatically to the desired attitude, and the error information is then used to calculate how much action is needed for each actuator to bring the spacecraft to the desired attitude.

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