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Computing the local orbital frame vector directions and angles of gyroscope direction in the satellite

In the context of the study of a cubesat (little satellite), I am asked to define the local orbital frame and compute the local orbital frame vector directions as a function of time (...
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Need help finding more information on Chang'e-2's 3D orbit in space, since it's not in JPL Horizons

edit: A simple web search in Chinese may turn up something, but I don't know anyone personally who is both both fluent and interested in space exploration. This is a pretty cool orbit - there must be ...
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How are the Voyagers' thrusters configured in a novel way to minimize accelerations along Earth-spacecraft axis?

I've just read in Eshleman et al 1977 Radio Science Investigations with Voyager that the voyagers have: ...a novel attitude-control thruster configuration that minimizes accelerations along the ...