|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/168 ; 701/013|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 17 인용 특허 : 5|
A satellite embodying at least one surface intended mainly for exposure to solar radiation and extending away from the satellite in a predetermined direction (Y), an on board computer having connected thereto an attitude sensing system, an orbit control system for imparting thrust to the satellite along predetermined axes, and an attitude control system. The satellite further embodies a device for controlling the tilt of the surface in parallel with a plurality of planes containing the predetermined direction; and, therefore, particularly in parallel wit...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A method of controlling the attitude of a satellite relative to a predetermined axis thereof, said satellite comprising:a satellite body;at least one planar surface member exposed to solar radiation pressure, said at least one planar surface member having a central axis extending in a first direction away from said satellite body, said first direction being substantially coaxial with said predetermined axis;an attitude measuring device adapted to measure an attitude error angle about said predetermined axis; anda computer conn...