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Overturn Dynamics of a Small Moon

Version 1 : Received: 24 June 2024 / Approved: 24 June 2024 / Online: 24 June 2024 (18:39:35 CEST)

How to cite: Aslanov, V. S. Overturn Dynamics of a Small Moon. Preprints 2024, 2024061698. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202406.1698.v1 Aslanov, V. S. Overturn Dynamics of a Small Moon. Preprints 2024, 2024061698. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202406.1698.v1

Abstract

The paper considers the possibility of rotating a small moon by 180 degrees from a dynamic point of view using two rocket engines mounted on the surface of the moon. A thrust control law for the engines which allows to turn the moon over and then stabilize it relative to a new equilibrium position by parrying a gravity gradient torque is proposed. The dynamic aspects of such an experiment are discussed using the example of the Mars satellite Deimos.

Keywords

small moon; gravitational torque; 180-degree rotation; control torque

Subject

Engineering, Aerospace Engineering

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