New electrodynamic tether technology

Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo and Conde López, Luis and Peláez Álvarez, Jesús and Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón (1994). New electrodynamic tether technology. In: "Secon Euro-Latin American Space Days", 9--13 may, Buenos Aires.


Title: New electrodynamic tether technology
  • Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo
  • Conde López, Luis
  • Peláez Álvarez, Jesús
  • Sanmartín Losada, Juan Ramón
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Secon Euro-Latin American Space Days
Event Dates: 9--13 may
Event Location: Buenos Aires
Title of Book: Proceedings of the Second Euro-Latin American Space Days
Date: 1994
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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New Electrodynarnic Tether Technology (NETT) is an experiment we proposed to ESA as part of the Columbus Precursor Flights. It was designed to fly as an exposed payload in the Spacelab carrier. Its primary objective is performance testing for the innovative bare tether concept. The experiment also includes two scientific objectives, specific for uninsulated tethers: i) detection of artificial auroral effects produced by secondary electron emission, and ii) detection of VLF wave emission. Additional objectives of the project are space performance of an electron-emitting hollow cathode and engineering verification of an open-loop deployment strategy.

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Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 09 Apr 2014 08:37
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2014 07:50
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