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Number: 244/167
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Attitude control > By gravity gradient
Description: Apparatus provided with means utilizing gravitational force to dampen spin or other undesired movement for stabilizing and/or maintaining the machine or structure either in a desired attitude, per se, or with respect to a celestial body.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7454272 Geostationary stationkeeping method Nov. 18, 2008
7178763 Passive deployment mechanism for space tethers Feb. 20, 2007
6850737 Antenna direction finding in mobile phones Feb. 1, 2005
5687084 Satellite orbit maintenance system Nov. 11, 1997
5669586 Satellite gravity gradient compensation using on-orbit solar array reorientation Sep. 23, 1997
5610820 Minimum propellant, zero momentum spacecraft attitude control system Mar. 11, 1997
5522569 Satellite having a stackable configuration Jun. 4, 1996
5507454 Satellite and method to place this satellite in orbit by gravitational assistance Apr. 16, 1996
5474264 Low mass velocity-aberration correcting retroreflector geodetic satellite Dec. 12, 1995
5377936 Net kinetic energy differential guidance and propulsion system for satellites and space vehicles Jan. 3, 1995
5284309 Propellant immobilizing system and method Feb. 8, 1994
5163641 Method and apparatus for changing orbit of artificial satellite Nov. 17, 1992
5082211 Method and apparatus for mitigating space debris Jan. 21, 1992
4923151 Tether power generator for earth orbiting satellites May. 8, 1990
4834325 Modular spacecraft system May. 30, 1989
4728061 Spacecraft operable in two alternative flight modes Mar. 1, 1988
4727373 Method and system for orbiting stereo imaging radar Feb. 23, 1988
4097010 Satellite connected by means of a long tether to a powered spacecraft Jun. 27, 1978
4083520 Tetherline system for orbiting satellites Apr. 11, 1978
3996804 Method for remotely determining the dynamic imbalance of and for changing the spin rate and center of gravity of a spinning body Dec. 14, 1976











 
 
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