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Record 36 of 14257
Reactionless orbital propulsion using tether deployment
Author and Affiliation:
Landis, Geoffrey A.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Sverdrup Technology, Inc.)
Abstract: Examples of tether propulsion in orbit without the use of reaction mass are discussed. These include (1) using tether extension to reposition a satellite in orbit without fuel expenditure by extending a mass on the end of the tether; (2) using a tether for eccentricity pumping to add energy to the orbit for boosting and orbital transfer; and (3) length modulation of a spinning tether to transfer angular momentum between the orbit and tether spin, thus allowing changes in orbital angular momentum.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1990
Document ID:
19910029285
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A13908
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number: IAF PAPER 90-254
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: International Organization
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Sverdrup Technology, Inc.; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: GRAVITATIONAL EFFECTS; SATELLITE ORBITS; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION; TETHERED SATELLITES; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; ANGULAR VELOCITY; TRANSFER ORBITS
Imprint And Other Notes: IAF, International Astronautical Congress, 41st, Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany, Oct. 6-12, 1990. 10 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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