Masters Theses

Chasing process of the MR SAT Project


Pierre Vignal


"The University of Missouri-Rolla recently initiated a project to design and build a pair of tethered satellites. This effort is designated as the MR SAT Project (Missouri-Rolla Satellite), and is composed of two spacecraft linked to each other with a ten-meter long tether. The two main mission objectives are to experiment with the use of tethers to fly satellites in formation and to establish a wireless communication network between the two satellites based on low-cost technologies. The final phase of the mission will consist of releasing the tether and then attempting to maintain the ten-meter separation by using onboard propulsion systems. This document describes a comparison of different possible designs of the active control system."--Abstract, page iii.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2003


xiv, 148 pages


© 2003 Pierre Jean Vignal, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Artificial satellites -- Control systems
Space vehicles -- Control systems
Automatic control
Artificial satellites -- Tracking

Thesis Number

T 8434

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