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Satellite relocation by tether deploymentSeveral new uses of satellite tethers are discussed, including: (1) using tether extension to reposition a satellite in orbit without fuel expenditure by extending a mass on the end of a tether; (2) using a tether for energy storage to power the satellite during eclipse; and (3) using a tether for eccentricity pumping to correct perturbations in the orbit and as a means of adding energy to the orbit for boosting and orbital transfer.
Document ID
19890017506
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Landis, Geoffrey A. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hrach, Frank J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1989
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
E-4696
NAS 1.15:101992
NASA-TM-101992
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 506-41-11
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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