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Tethered elevator: A unique opportunity for space processing
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Author and Affiliation:
Monti, R.(Naples Univ.)
Abstract: The latest fluid dynamic and material science experiments in the microgravity environment have emphasized the importance of the residual gravity level and of the g-jitter on fluid physics phenomena. The tethered elevator presents the possibility of providing variable g-levels (both steady and g-jitter) around a very low steady g-level (that can be realized when the elevator is near the center of mass of the space station-tether complex). When positioning a variable periodic oscillation to the payload a clean g-jitter disturbance can be obtained that would not be otherwise obtainable by other systems. These two possibilities make the elevator a facility to help resolve a number of still open questions that are preventing wider utilization of the space environment in the microgravity area.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1986
Document ID:
19860018177
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 86N27649
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: NASA, Washington Applications of Tethers in Space: Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2; p 137-147
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Naples Univ.; Istituto Aerodinamica U. Nobile.
Description: 11p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: FLUID DYNAMICS; GRAVITATIONAL EFFECTS; MICROGRAVITY APPLICATIONS; SPACE PROCESSING; SPACE STATIONS; TETHERLINES; CONVECTION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MICROGRAVITY; SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION; THERMODYNAMICS
Imprint And Other Notes: In NASA, Washington Applications of Tethers in Space: Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2 p 137-147 (SEE N86-27644 18-37)
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