Cosmic Research

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 178–185 | Cite as

Stabilization of a Reentry Vehicle by a Partial Spin-up during Uncontrolled Descent

  • V. S. Aslanov
  • A. V. Doroshin


Stabilization of a reentry vehicle (RV) by a partial spin-up of it is considered for the case of uncontrolled descent into the atmosphere. In this case, the vehicle is a composite construction consisting of two rigid bodies, a return capsule and a stabilizing block, which is put in rotation. A model is developed for the spatial motion of the reentry vehicle considered as a system of coaxial rigid bodies rotating about a common axis of symmetry. The free motion is studied, and the stability of steady-state regimes is analyzed. The spatial motion of the system is considered for the case of a small asymmetry due to displacement of the axes of dynamic symmetry of the bodies with respect to the spin axis, and approximate solutions for the motion parameters of the free system are found.


Atmosphere Approximate Solution Rigid Body Free Motion Motion Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Aslanov
    • 1
  • A. V. Doroshin
    • 1
  1. 1.Korolev State Aerospace University, SamaraSamaraRussia

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