International Space Station attitude motion associated with flywheel energy storage

Roithmayr, Carlos M.
January 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 504 Issue 1, p454
Academic Journal
Flywheels can exert torque that alters the Station’s attitude motion, either intentionally or unintentionally. A design is presented for a once planned experiment to contribute torque for Station attitude control, while storing or discharging energy. Two contingencies are studied: the abrupt stop of one rotor while another rotor continues to spin at high speed, and energy storage performed with one rotor instead of a counter rotating pair. Finally, the possible advantages to attitude control offered by a system of ninety-six flywheels are discussed. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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