Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
SPACE DEBRIS REMOVAL WITH AN ION BEAM SHEPHERD SATELLITE: DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
Year:2011

Research Areas
  • Space science,
  • Aeronautical engineering

Information
Abstract
Among the different strategies proposed to actively remove space debris from low and geostationary Earth orbits, it has been recently proposed to use a highly collimated neutralized plasma beam pointed at a generic debris from a nearby "shepherd satellite" to obtain contactless deorbiting. A key aspect of such removal concept is the need to stabilize the relative position of the coorbital debris-shepherd system throughout the deorbiting maneuver and prevent accidental collisions. In the present article we report 3-D numerical simulations of the IBS relative dynamics and control problem.
International
Si
Congress
62nd International Astronautical Congress
960
Place
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-61839-805-5
Start Date
03/10/2011
End Date
07/10/2011
From page
2265
To page
2265
IAC-11.A6.5.9 - SPACE DEBRIS REMOVAL WITH AN ION BEAM SHEPHERD SATELLITE: DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica
  • Departamento: Fundamentos Matemáticos de la Tecnología Aeronáutica