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dc.contributor.advisorRoss, I. Michael
dc.contributor.authorCuff, Daniel J.
dc.dateJune, 1994
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T18:59:03Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T18:59:03Z
dc.date.issued1994-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/30840
dc.description.abstractThe Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is developing a small satellite for digital communications in the amateur frequency band. The Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT) will primarily act as an orbiting spread-spectrum communications laboratory, possesses neither an attitude control nor a propulsion system and is designed to 'tumble' along its orbital path once it is released from the launch vehicle which is scheduled to be the Space Shuttle. An explanation of the many variables and assumptions affecting PANSAT is provided as insight for the lifetime and reentry predictions. Using a conservative approach, results from combining altitudes and inclinations from expected Space Shuttle missions, solar flux and magnetic indicies from three different sources, and the use of an orbital propagator program, LIFETIME 4.1, which was developed by Aerospace Corporation, attest that the minimum 2 year lifetime requirement for PANSAT will be met by 9 Shuttle missions between July 1996 and December 1997. A reentry analysis concluded that PANSAT will experience sufficient aerodynamic forces to cause structural failure and breakup during atmospheric reentry.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/lifetimendreentr1094530840
dc.format.extent70 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleLifetime and reentry prediction for the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentAstronautical Engineering
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Astronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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