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Space Interferometry Mission spacecraft pointing error budgets

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4 Author(s)
Lee, A.Y. ; Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA, USA ; Yu, J.W. ; Kahn, P.B. ; Stoller, R.L.

Preliminary error budgets for the pointing knowledge, control, and stability of the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) spacecraft are constructed using the specifications of commercial off-the-shelf attitude determination sensors, attitude control actuators, and other spacecraft capabilities that have been demonstrated in past missions. Results obtained indicate that we can meet all the presently known spacecraft pointing requirements. A large number of derived requirements are generated from this study. Examples are specifications on attitude determination sensors, attitude control actuators, minimum settling time after a rest-to-rest spacecraft slew. Preliminary error budgets constructed in this study must be updated to reflect the changing spacecraft design and requirements

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 2 )