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Thanks for your time!

Jeff

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Thanks for your time!

Jeff

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http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/mi.html

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/MomentofInertia.html

You can probably assume that your thrusters give a constant torque along some particular axis when they are on, and no torque when they are off.

A simple model would be that the axis that the torque was generated around would be one of the principal axes of the moment of inertia tensor, a more general model would be that the torque was generated along an arbitrary axis.

You may also need to take a look at Euler's equations, to convert the equations of motion from body-centered to a fixed coordinate system

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler's_equations

For a textbook reference, try Goldstein's "Classical Mechanics", look up "Euler's equations".

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Thanks pervect! :)

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