Top: evolution of the measured offset between the principal axis of inertia and the geometric axis of the satellite (one point is plotted for each dwell period of approximately 50 min). The time variations observed are not real changes in the offset angle, but are instead due to thermoelastic deformations in the panel that supports the star trackers. Bottom: zooming in on short periods of time before (left) and after (right) the RF transponder was turned permanently on, reveals periodic variations (before, dominated by the daily RF On-Off switching; after, dominated by thermal control cycling of nearby units with typically one hour periodicity).
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