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Record 92 of 15182
A low earth orbit skyhook tether transportation system
Author and Affiliation:
Penzo, Paul A.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Abstract: This paper discusses the design concept of a structure, called the Skyhook Tether Transportation System (STTS) which may be used to transport mass to higher or lower orbits or to capture objects from higher or lower orbits. An analysis is presented for the possibility of the STTS to perform the function of transporting masses suborbitally, capturing the objects, and then releasing them to a higher orbit, the GEO, the moon, or for an escape. It is shown that, although the possibility of such a system is limited by the tether strength, even a modest system can yield considerable benefits in propellant savings if it is used in combination with chemical propulsion.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1988
Document ID:
19890025280
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 89A12651
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: AAS PAPER 87-436
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A89-12626 02-12)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference; Dec. 6-9, 1987; Kalispell, MT; United States
Meeting Sponsor: AAS;
AIAA
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 14p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: EARTH ORBITAL RENDEZVOUS; EARTH ORBITS; GRAVITY GRADIENT SATELLITES; LOW EARTH ORBITS; SPACE TRANSPORTATION; TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING; TETHERED SATELLITES; EARTH IONOSPHERE; EARTH MAGNETOSPHERE; EARTH ORBITAL ENVIRONMENTS; ITALIAN SPACE PROGRAM; NASA PROGRAMS
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Astrodynamics 1987; Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference, Kalispell, MT, Aug. 10-13, 1987. Part 1 (A89-12626 02-12). San Diego, CA, Univelt, Inc., 1988, p. 455-468.
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