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Survivability analysis of tape-tether against multiple impact with tiny debris
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Space technology
Information
Abstract
We show that for a tether at 800 km altitude, which is 5 km long, 2 cm wide and 0.05 mm thick, the risk of substantial damage during a 3 month period due to multiple impacts with debris or micrometeoroids is low, of about 1.4%. By substantial damage we mean that if the tape is divided in 2 cm2 cm squares, then in some square the damaged area by bombardment with debris or micrometeoroids exceeds 11% of the area of the square. Furthermore, we show that the danger posed by the micrometeoroids is negligible compared to the risk posed by the debris.
International
Si
Congress
13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference
960
Place
Pasadena, USA
Reviewers
No
ISBN/ISSN
11-1111-111-1
Start Date
23/06/2014
End Date
27/06/2014
From page
1
To page
1
13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference
Participants
  • Autor: Ricardo Angel Garcia-Pelayo Novo (UPM)
  • Autor: Shaker Bayajid Khan . (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Ramon Sanmartin Losada (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Fusión Inercial y Física de Plasmas
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada a Las Ingenierías Aeronáutica y Naval
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