Short electrodynamic tethers

Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón and Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo and Conde López, Luis and Peláez Álvarez, Jesús and Ruiz, M. and Weinberger, M. and Hilgers, A. (2001). Short electrodynamic tethers. In: "7th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference", 23-27 apr, Noordwijk. ISBN 92-9092-745-3.


Title: Short electrodynamic tethers
  • Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
  • Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo
  • Conde López, Luis
  • Peláez Álvarez, Jesús
  • Ruiz, M.
  • Weinberger, M.
  • Hilgers, A.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 7th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference
Event Dates: 23-27 apr
Event Location: Noordwijk
Title of Book: A spacecraft charging Odyssey : proceedings of the spacecraft charging technology conference
Date: 2001
ISBN: 92-9092-745-3
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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ED bare theters are best systems to deorbit S/C at end of service. For near polar orbits, usual tethers kept vertical by the gravity gradient, yield too weak magnetic drag. Here we propose keeping tethers perpendicular to the orbital plane. they mus be rigid and short for structural reasons, requiring power supply like Ion thrusters. terher tube-booms that can be rolled up on a drum would lie on each side of the S/C. One boom, carying in idle Hollow Cathode, collects electrons; the opposite boom's HC ejects electrons.

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Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 25 Apr 2014 10:30
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2014 11:49
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