Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Performance Analysis of Electrodynamic Tethers as Microsats Deorbiting Systems
Year:2010

Research Areas
  • Physics & space science,
  • Aeronautical engineering

Information
Abstract
It has recently been proposed to use bare electrodynamic tethers (EDTs) in connection with nanosatellites, either to provide a cheap test of OML current collection theory or to devise a lightweight deorbiting system for cubesats experiments. In the present article we investigate the orbital evolution of small satellites (1- 5 kg) equipped with electrodynamic tethers of different lengths (100-1000 m) and for different orbital conditions. Tether integration in the microsatellite system and tether deployment is also addressed. Results show that a small dedicated experiment involving one or two cubesat(s) is feasible in favorable conditions with tether length of 100-200m.
International
Si
Congress
20th AAS / AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
960
Place
San Diego, California, EE.UU.
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
1081-6003
Start Date
14/02/2010
End Date
17/02/2010
From page
2515
To page
2522
Spaceflight Mechanics 2010, Vol. 136. Part I
Participants

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