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Attitude Determination and Control System

Spacecraft or Satellite Attitude determination and control system (ADCS or Attitude and Orbit determination and control system AODCS) is an important or integral part of any satellite or spacecraft system.

 

The ADCS utilizes various sensors to determine the exact attitude of the satellite. Once this is done, it uses various actuators to return the attitude to the desired stage.

There are many different types of stabilization techniques that can be used to stabilize a satellite or a spacecraft.

 

·         3-Axis Stabilization

·         Single Axis Stabilization

·         Dual Axis Stabilization

·         Gravity Boom

·         Spin Stabilization

 

There are many different types of sensors that are used in the satellite. Some of them are,

 

·         Sun Sensor

·         Star Sensor

·         Horizon Sensor

·         Magnetometer

·         Gyros and Accelerometers





 
 
 

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