- Conference date: 19–25 September 2010
- Location: Rhodes (Greece)
We study orbital motion of a connected satellite formation with a gyrostat in central Newtonian gravitational field. The formation possesses spherically symmetric central tensor of inertia of a regular tetrahedron. We write down the exact equations of motion and their Routh reduction, as well as the approximation of the reduced equations for a body small enough compared to the orbit dimensions. We find stationary positions of the body with respect to the orbital frame and study their stability.
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