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Number: 244/166
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Attitude control > By magnetic effect
Description: Apparatus wherein the regulatory means comprises a magnetic device for generating a controlling or damping magnetic force to interact with either the magnetic field of a celestial body, e.g., earth, or a structure of or a structure mounted on the machine for stabilizing or fixedly maintaining an attitude of the machine.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8706322 Method and computer program product for controlling inertial attitude of an artificial satellite by applying gyroscopic precession to maintain the spin axis perpendicular to sun lines Apr. 22, 2014
8210480 Hybrid electrostatic space tug Jul. 3, 2012
7464902 Satellite with electromagnetic control of objects Dec. 16, 2008
7367529 Momentum tube for distributed actuation May. 6, 2008
6994296 Apparatus and method for maneuvering objects in low/zero gravity environments Feb. 7, 2006
6942186 Method and apparatus for propulsion and power generation using spinning electrodynamic tethers Sep. 13, 2005
6850737 Antenna direction finding in mobile phones Feb. 1, 2005
6745984 Method of controlling the attitude and stabilization of a satellite in low orbit Jun. 8, 2004
6732978 Combined propulsion system intended for a spacecraft May. 11, 2004
6685142 Three-axis position control for low-orbiting satellites Feb. 3, 2004
6634603 Magnetic dipole tractor beam control system Oct. 21, 2003
6471161 Satellite attitude control system Oct. 29, 2002
6419191 Electrodynamic tether control Jul. 16, 2002
6371413 Artificial satellite equipped with generators of magnetic and aerodynamic moments and control process for such a satellite Apr. 16, 2002
6356814 Spacecraft magnetic torquer feedback system Mar. 12, 2002
6317660 Method for using satellite state vector prediction to provide satellite sensor automatic scan inhibit and/or sensor switching Nov. 13, 2001
6292722 Magnetic torquer control with thruster augmentation Sep. 18, 2001
6275751 Smart docking surface for space serviceable nano and micro satellites Aug. 14, 2001
6263264 Pseudo gyro with unmodeled disturbance torque estimation Jul. 17, 2001
6254036 Method and apparatus for spacecraft wheel desaturation Jul. 3, 2001
6231011 Satellite angular momentum control system using magnet-superconductor flywheels May. 15, 2001
6163021 Navigation system for spinning projectiles Dec. 19, 2000
6141606 Wheel speed control system for spacecraft with rejection of null space wheel momentum Oct. 31, 2000
6138061 Onboard orbit propagation using quaternions Oct. 24, 2000
6128556 CMG control based on angular momentum to control satellite attitude Oct. 3, 2000
6116544 Electrodynamic tether and method of use Sep. 12, 2000
6113034 Method and apparatus for estimating effects of disturbance forces Sep. 5, 2000
6108593 Method and apparatus for estimating attitude sensor bias in a satellite Aug. 22, 2000
6098930 Solid-state spacecraft with minimal moving parts Aug. 8, 2000
6089509 Spacecraft attitude control using electrical power subsystem Jul. 18, 2000
6089510 Magnetic systems and methods for realizing spacecraft maneuvers Jul. 18, 2000
6082677 Satellite orbiting toward west in the equatorial plane and meteorological satellite system using the satellite Jul. 4, 2000
6076772 Methods for controlling spacecraft attitudes without exciting spacecraft resonances Jun. 20, 2000
6020956 Pseudo gyro Feb. 1, 2000
5957410 Earth oriented satellite and process for controlling the position, nutation and spin Sep. 28, 1999
5906339 Multiple axis solar sailing May. 25, 1999
5865402 Triaxially stabilized, earth-oriented satellite and corresponding sun and earth acquisition process using a magnetometer Feb. 2, 1999
5788189 Spacecraft and an attitude control method for a spacecraft Aug. 4, 1998
5788188 Control of the attitude of a satellite in low orbit involving solar acquisition Aug. 4, 1998
5787368 Spacecraft yaw control using only wheel speed measurements processed through a simple filter bank Jul. 28, 1998
5752675 Thruster control of yaw without yaw measurements May. 19, 1998
5702067 Method and apparatus for determining the angular momentum vector of a satellite Dec. 30, 1997
5540405 Method and apparatus for compensating for magnetic disturbance torques on a satellite Jul. 30, 1996
5413293 Magnetic torque attitude control systems May. 9, 1995
5354016 Pivoted wheel roll control with automatic offset Oct. 11, 1994
5279483 Attitude control system for a three-axis stabilized satellite especially a remote sensing satellite Jan. 18, 1994
5259577 Attitude control system for three-axis stabilized satellite in near-equatorial orbit Nov. 9, 1993
5248118 Spacecraft attitude control system with reaction wheel bearing protection Sep. 28, 1993
5158250 Spin-stabilized artificial satellite with passive compensation of solar radiation pressure Oct. 27, 1992
5141180 Satellite attitude control system using a superconducting magnetic loop Aug. 25, 1992

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