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On the Orbit Raising Capability of Spinning Electrodynamic Tethers working in Generator Mode.
Year:2009

Research Areas
  • Electronic

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Abstract
The problem of estimating the necessary conditions under which a passive electrodynamic tether (EDT) increases the orbital energy of a satellite is studied in its full generality. We derive the thrust conditions of both spinning and non-spinning EDT and the maximum achievable thrust for a generic orbit and tether attitude. After showing that in general thrust arcs are possible even when the orbital velocity exceeds the plasma velocity we show an example of EDT orbit raising starting from a low-altitude equatorial elliptic orbit around Jupiter.
International
Si
Congress
The 19th AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting.
960
Place
Savannah, Georgia,
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1081-6003
Start Date
08/02/2009
End Date
12/02/2009
From page
2161
To page
2177
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  • Creador: Departamento: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica