Electrodynamic tethers for exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons

Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón (2006). Electrodynamic tethers for exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons. "Acta futura", v. 2 ; pp. 1-5. ISSN 2309-1940.

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Title: Electrodynamic tethers for exploration of Jupiter and its icy moons
Author/s:
  • Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Acta futura
Date: 2006
Volume: 2
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Use of electrodynamic bare tethers in exploring the Jovian system by tapping its rotational energy for power and propulsion is studied. The position of perijove and apojove in elliptical orbits, relative to the synchronous orbit at 2.24 times Jupiter’s radius, is exploited to conveniently make the induced Lorentz force to be drag or thrust, while generating power, and navigating the system. Capture and evolution to a low elliptical orbit near Jupiter, and capture into low circular orbits at moons Io and Europa are discussed.

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Item ID: 21739
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21739/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21739
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 22 Nov 2013 10:56
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 11:33
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