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Michael Paluszek and Stephanie Thomas, MATLAB Recipes, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0559-4_12

12. Spacecraft

Michael Paluszek and Stephanie Thomas2

(1)Princeton, New Jersey, USA

(2)Princeton Junction, New Jersey, USA

Electronic supplementary material: The online version of this chapter (doi: 10.​1007/​978-1-4842-0559-4_​12) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Spacecraft pointing control is an essential technology for all robotic and manned spacecraft. A control system consists of sensing, actuation, and the dynamics of the spacecraft itself. Spacecraft control systems are of many types, but this chapter is only concerned with three-axis pointing. Reaction wheels are used for actuation.

Reaction wheels are ...

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