On the thrust capability of electrodynamic tethers working in generator mode

Bombardelli, Claudio and Pelaez Alvarez, Jesus (2009). On the thrust capability of electrodynamic tethers working in generator mode. In: "AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting", 8-12 Feb, Savannah. ISBN 978-0-87703-554-1.

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Title: On the thrust capability of electrodynamic tethers working in generator mode
Author/s:
  • Bombardelli, Claudio
  • Pelaez Alvarez, Jesus
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting
Event Dates: 8-12 Feb
Event Location: Savannah
Title of Book: Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Series
Date: 2009
ISBN: 978-0-87703-554-1
Volume: 134
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The problem of estimating the necessary conditions under which a passive electrodynamic tether (EDT) increases the orbital energy of a satellite is studied in its full generality. We derive the thrust conditions of both spinning and nonspinning EDT and the maximum achievable thrust for a generic orbit and tether attitude. After showing that in general thrust arcs are possible even when the orbital velocity exceeds the plasma velocity we show an example of EDT orbit raising starting from a low-altitude equatorial elliptic orbit around Jupiter.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainESP2007-64068UnspecifiedUnspecifiedPropagation of Orbits, Advanced Orbital Dynamics and Use of Space Tethers

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Item ID: 52224
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/52224/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:52224
Official URL: http://www.univelt.com/book=528
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Mar 2019 08:35
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 08:35
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