Fujii, Hironori and Watanabe, Takeo and Sahara, Hironori and Kojima, Hirohisa and Takehara, Shoichiro and Yamagiwa, Yoshiki and Sasaki, Susumu and Abe, Takumi and Tanaka, Koji and Oyama, Khoichiro and Jhonson, Les and Khazanov, V. and Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón and Charro, Mario and Kruijff, Michiel and Heide, Erik J. Van der and Rubin, Binyamin and García de Quirós, Francisco and Trivailo, Pavel M. and Williams, Paul
Space demostration of bare electrodynamic tape-tether technology on the sounding rocket S520-25.
In: "AIAA Guidance, Naviagation and Control Conference", 8-11 Aug., Portland, Oregon. ISBN 978-1-60086-952-2.
A spaceflight validation of bare electro dynamic tape tether technology was conducted. A S520-25 sounding rocket was launched successfully at 05:00am on 31 August 2010 and
successfully deployed 132.6m of tape tether over 120 seconds in a ballistic flight. The electrodynamic performance of the bare tape tether employed as an atmospheric probe was measured. Flight results are introduced through the present progressive report of the
demonstration and the results of flight experiment are examined as the premier report of the international cooperation between Japan, Europe, USA and Australia. Future plans for maturing space tether technology, which will play an important role for future space activities, are also discussed.