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Tethered elevator and platforms as space station facilities: Systems studies and demonstrative experimentsSeveral key concepts of the science and applications tethered platforms were studied. Some conclusions reached are herein listed. Tether elevator and platform could improve the space station scientific and applicative capabilities. The space elevator presents unique characteristics as microgravity facility and as a tethered platform servicing vehicle. Pointing platforms could represent a new kind of observation facility for large class of payloads. The dynamical, control and technological complexity of these concepts advised demonstrative experiments. The on-going tethered satellite system offers the opportunity to perform such experiments. And feasibility studies are in progress.
Document ID
19860018187
Document Type
Conference Paper
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Applications of Tethers in Space: Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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