Spacecraft Tumbling Chaotically Under Gravity and Aerodynamic Torque
Pages : 256-259
In this paper, the half width of the chaotic separatrix has been estimated by Chirikov’s criterion. Through surface of section method, it has been observed that the aerodynamic torque parameter and the mass distribution parameter play an important role in changing the regular motion into chaotic one.
Keywords: Chaos, Poincare section, Solar System, Aerodynamic Torque
Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.2,No.2 (June 2012)