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GRAVITY GRADIENT BOOM [1 record]

Record 1 2008-03-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Spacecraft
CONT

A satellite uses a gravity gradient boom to point the satellite at a nadir position. Solar panels are located on the gravity gradient boom to use sunlight to rotate the satellite back to the nadir position when sunlight causes the gravity gradient boom to bend.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Engins spatiaux
OBS

satellite stabilisé par gradient de pesanteur : Satellite muni de deux longs bras terminés chacun par une masse, l'un dirigé vers la Terre, l'autre à l'opposé.

Spanish

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