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Plasma Motor Generator (PMG) electrodynamic tether experimentThe Plasma Motor Generator (PMG) flight of June 26, 1993 has been the most sophisticated and most successful mission that has been carried out thus far with an electrodynamic tether. Three papers from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Washington, DC concerned with the PMG, submitted at the Fourth International Space Conference on Tethers in Space, in Washington, DC, in April 1995, are contained in this document. The three papers are (1) Electromagnetic interactions between the PMG tether and the magneto-ionic medium of the Ionosphere; (2) Tether-current-voltage characteristics, as determined by the Hollow Cathode Operation Modes; and (3) Hawaii-Hilo ground observations on the occasion for the PMG flight of June 23, 1993.
Document ID
19960002041
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Grossi, Mario D. (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1995
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:199523
NASA-CR-199523
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG9-643
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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