TWO 73-m FIBERGLASS TAPERED BOOMS. El - 26 N m*. p - 330 g/m

system modes) were superimposed on the longer period librational motion [Lawlor, i et al., 1974]. By exciting antisymmetrical modes, the properties of the flexible «

booms could be deduced from attitude data and, hence, the antenna configuration : during the steady state could be determined. The modified shape had a significant influence on the interpretation of radio astronomy scientific data.


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