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Transportation using spinning tethers with emphasis on phasing and plane changeThis paper studies the potential uses of spinning tethers as components in a transportation system. Additional degrees of freedom in the selection of transfer orbits as well as phasing control are introduced by allowing both the spin rate of the tethers to be controllable and by allowing the ejection and capture points to be anywhere along the tether length. Equations are derived for the phasing of the planar transfer problem. A construction algorithm for nonplanar transfers is developed and nonplanar phasing conditions are examined.
Document ID
19890052845
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Henderson, David G.
(California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1989
Subject Category
Astrodynamics
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 89-1587
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Conference on Tethers in Space - Toward Flight
Location: San Francisco, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: May 17, 1989
End Date: May 19, 1989
Accession Number
89A40216
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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