The use of a second generation star tracker in the control loop of the pointing system: Scope and description

Maurizio Betto

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    The scope of this note is to propose the use of a second generation star tracker to guide the UVISS pointing system.As UVISS is mounted on the International Space Station the time to observe a specific star is limited by the orbital motion, therefore it is crucial to reduce as much as possible the pointing and acquisition time.Due to the limited resources, primarily power and mass, and the attitude perturbations, the traditional pointing systems do not seem suitable.However, a star tracker of the second generation might be the key to find an elegant solution to the above points.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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