8 September 1998 Determination of TiPS libration using laser radar
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This paper describes the use of satellite laser ranging data for determining the orbital and librational motion of the Tether Physics and Survivability (TiPS) experiment. We provide a description of new analytical tools and methodologies developed for determining the dynamics of the system. The results gleaned from a year's worth of laser tracking are presented to provide a history of the librational and rotational motion of the TiPS system. Finally, the case for using SLR for libration determination on future tether experiments is presented.
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William James Barnds, William James Barnds, Shannon L. Coffey, Shannon L. Coffey, Mark A. Davis, Mark A. Davis, } "Determination of TiPS libration using laser radar", Proc. SPIE 3380, Laser Radar Technology and Applications III, (8 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327196; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.327196
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