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Number: 244/169
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Attitude control > By jet motor
Description: Apparatus provided with propelling nozzle or like means exhausting a pressurized medium, e.g., fluids, ions, etc., for imparting a controlled force to the machine or structure for adjusting either the flight attitude or the flight path thereof.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8489258 Propulsive guidance for atmospheric skip entry trajectories Jul. 16, 2013
8439312 System and methods for simultaneous momentum dumping and orbit control May. 14, 2013
8412391 Proximity spacecraft maneuvering Apr. 2, 2013
8364364 System and method for controlling unpowered to powered transitions in vehicles having dry dual clutch transmissions Jan. 29, 2013
8346410 Method for improving maneuverability and controllability by simultaneously applying both reaction wheel-based attitude controller and thruster-based attitude controller Jan. 1, 2013
8282043 Simultaneous momentum dumping and orbit control Oct. 9, 2012
8226046 Stabilization of unstable space debris Jul. 24, 2012
8205839 Methods and apparatus for node-synchronous eccentricity control Jun. 26, 2012
8113468 Precision attitude control system for gimbaled thruster Feb. 14, 2012
7988097 Precision attitude control system for gimbaled thruster Aug. 2, 2011
7989744 Methods and apparatus for transferring a fluid Aug. 2, 2011
7922124 Power optimized system for electric propulsion stationkeeping geosynchronous spacecraft Apr. 12, 2011
7918420 System and methods for simultaneous momentum dumping and orbit control Apr. 5, 2011
7875838 Post boost control power assembly Jan. 25, 2011
7665695 Unified attitude control for spacecraft transfer orbit operations Feb. 23, 2010
7654490 Precision attitude control system for gimbaled thruster Feb. 2, 2010
7407131 Method for creating an aeronautic sound shield having gas distributors arranged on the engines, wings, and nose of an aircraft Aug. 5, 2008
7185857 Thrust vector actuation control system and method Mar. 6, 2007
7118075 System and method for attitude control and station keeping Oct. 10, 2006
7059571 Deployable spacecraft mount for electric propulsion Jun. 13, 2006
6990396 Method and apparatus for reaction wheel dynamic compensation in long-duration deployment of a large reflector Jan. 24, 2006
6945500 Apparatus for a geosynchronous life extension spacecraft Sep. 20, 2005
6921049 System for counteracting a disturbance in a spacecraft Jul. 26, 2005
6908064 High-efficiency REA optimized stationkeeping Jun. 21, 2005
6883757 System and method for increasing the roll offset operating range for a spacecraft Apr. 26, 2005
6820411 Compact, lightweight high-performance lift thruster incorporating swirl-augmented oxidizer/fuel injection, mixing and combustion Nov. 23, 2004
6695251 Method and system for synchronized forward and Aft thrust vector control Feb. 24, 2004
6637701 Gimbaled ion thruster arrangement for high efficiency stationkeeping Oct. 28, 2003
6622969 Maneuver device for artificial satellite Sep. 23, 2003
6598385 Two stage gas pilot valve controlling gas flow to a reaction jet nozzle Jul. 29, 2003
6585193 Spacecraft with integrated pulsed-plasma thrusters Jul. 1, 2003
6581880 Energy managed electric propulsion methods and systems for stationkeeping satellites Jun. 24, 2003
6577929 Miniature attitude sensing suite Jun. 10, 2003
6565043 Redundant system for satellite inclination control with electric thrusters May. 20, 2003
6499699 Satellite attitude control system and method Dec. 31, 2002
6494402 Lateral exhaust microthruster Dec. 17, 2002
6481672 Gimbaled thruster control system Nov. 19, 2002
6439507 Closed-loop spacecraft orbit control Aug. 27, 2002
6439122 Separation system for missile payload fairings Aug. 27, 2002
6435457 Thruster systems for spacecraft station changing, station keeping and momentum dumping Aug. 20, 2002
6378292 MEMS microthruster array Apr. 30, 2002
6341762 Service valve and use of same in reaction control system Jan. 29, 2002
6340138 Stationkeeping method utilizing open-loop thruster pulses and closed-loop authority limited momentum storage devices Jan. 22, 2002
6332592 Method for velocity precision pointing in spin-stabilized spacecraft or rockets Dec. 25, 2001
6330987 Apparatus and methods for in-space satellite operations Dec. 18, 2001
6315239 Variable coupling arrangement for an integrated missile steering system Nov. 13, 2001
6311477 Reduced toxicity fuel satellite propulsion system including axial thruster and ACS thruster combination Nov. 6, 2001
6296207 Combined stationkeeping and momentum management Oct. 2, 2001
6260805 Method of controlling attitude of a momentum biased spacecraft during long-duration thruster firings Jul. 17, 2001
6208915 Method for low-fuel, computer-assisted control of any number of thrusters arranged on a spacecraft Mar. 27, 2001

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