Survivability analysis of tape-tether against multiple impact with tiny debris

García-Pelayo Novo, Ricardo Ángel and Khan, Shaker Bayajid and Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón (2014). Survivability analysis of tape-tether against multiple impact with tiny debris. In: "13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference", 23-27 jun., Pasadena, California.

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Title: Survivability analysis of tape-tether against multiple impact with tiny debris
Author/s:
  • García-Pelayo Novo, Ricardo Ángel
  • Khan, Shaker Bayajid
  • Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference
Event Dates: 23-27 jun.
Event Location: Pasadena, California
Title of Book: 13th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference
Date: 2014
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

We show that for a tether at 800 km altitude, which is 5 km long, 2 cm wide and 0.05 mm thick, the risk of substantial damage during a 3 month period due to multiple impacts with debris or micrometeoroids is low, of about 1.4%. By substantial damage we mean that if the tape is divided in 2 cm2 cm squares, then in some square the damaged area by bombardment with debris or micrometeoroids exceeds 11% of the area of the square. Furthermore, we show that the danger posed by the micrometeoroids is negligible compared to the risk posed by the debris.

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Item ID: 30376
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/30376/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30376
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 08 Jul 2014 08:46
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 10:04
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