Electrodynamic tether for scientific mission in low Jovian orbit

Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón; Bombardelli, Claudio; Charro, Mario y Lorenzini, Enrico C. (2009). Electrodynamic tether for scientific mission in low Jovian orbit. En: "7th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference", 2-5 Aug. 2009, Denver, Colorado. ISBN 9781615674510.


Título: Electrodynamic tether for scientific mission in low Jovian orbit
  • Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
  • Bombardelli, Claudio
  • Charro, Mario
  • Lorenzini, Enrico C.
Tipo de Documento: Ponencia en Congreso o Jornada (Artículo)
Título del Evento: 7th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Fechas del Evento: 2-5 Aug. 2009
Lugar del Evento: Denver, Colorado
Título del Libro: 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Confrence ¬ Exhibit and 7 th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference 2009
Fecha: 2009
ISBN: 9781615674510
Escuela: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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An electrodynamic bare tether is shown to allow carrying out scientific observations very close to Jupiter, for exploration of its surface and subsurface, and ionospheric and atmospheric in-situ measurements. Starting at a circular equatorial orbit of radius about 1.3/1.4 times the Jovian radius, continuous propellantless Lorentz drag on a thin-tape tether in the 1-5 km length range would make a spacecraft many times as heavy as the tape slowly spiral in, over a period of many months, while generating power at a load plugged in the tether circuit for powering instruments in science data acquisition and transmission. Lying under the Jovian radiation belts, the tape would avoid the most severe problem facing tethers in Jupiter, which are capable of producing both power and propulsion but, operating slowly, could otherwise accumulate too high a radiation dose . The tether would be made to spin in its orbit to keep taut; how to balance the Lorentz torque is discussed. Constraints on heating and bowing are also discussed, comparing conditions for prograde versus retrograde orbits. The system adapts well to the moderate changes in plasma density and motional electric field through the limited radial range in their steep gradients near Jupiter.

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