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The MiniSTEP drag-free control system

Authors
Journal
Advances in Space Research
0273-1177
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0273-1177(03)90350-4

Abstract

Abstract The MiniSTEP drag-free control system must reduce the atmospheric drag forces acting on the spacecraft by seven orders of magnitude, to yield an average residual acceleration of less than 3·10 −14 m s −2 averaged over the measurement bandwidth. The origins of the drag-free requirements are discussed, and a control system is presented which meets the requirements under realistic assumptions for noise levels.

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