GFO: Disposal of a Power-Challenged Satellite with an Attitude (Control) Problem

Sunday, September 13, 2009

As a former lead spacecraft engineer, Lance Pritikin co-authors an AIAA paper detailing his team's struggle to regain control of, deboost and successfully decommission a disabled military satellite. The team's feat was recognized by NASA and summarized before the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in February 2009.

 

Click here to view the paper.