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GRAVITY GRADIENT [1 record]

Record 1 2008-03-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Gravity (Physics)
  • Launching and Space Maneuvering
CONT

Some future satellite programs will employ the gravity gradient orientation or stabilization system, which makes use of the fact that ... a long body in orbit will always point toward the center of the Earth.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pesanteur (Physique)
  • Lancement et manœuvres dans l'espace
CONT

Le gradient de gravité a pour origine l'attraction différentielle qui s'exerce sur des masses situées à des distances différentes du centre de la Terre.

Spanish

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