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Orientation control method and system for object in motion

An object in motion has a force applied thereto at a point of application. By moving the point of application such that the distance between the object's center-of-mass and the point of application is changed, the object's orientation can be changed/adjusted.
Inventors: 

Mark Stephen Whorton, Mark D. Cox

Patent Number: 
US8090484
Patent Issue Date: 
February 3, 2012
Agency
NASA
Region
Southeast
State: 
Alabama
Phone: 
256-544-9151
Email: 
terry.taylor@nasa.gov
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