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Electrodynamic Bare Tether Systems as a Thruster for the Momentum-Exchange/Electrodynamic Reboost(MXER)ProjectThe concept of electrodynamic tether propulsion has a number of attractive features and has been widely discussed for different applications. Different system designs have been proposed and compared during the last 10 years. In spite of this, the choice of proper design for any particular mission is a unique problem. Such characteristics of tether performance as system acceleration, efficiency, etc., should be calculated and compared on the basis of the known capability of a tether to collect electrical current. We discuss the choice of parameters for circular and tape tethers with regard to the Momentum-Exchange/Electrodynamic Reboost (MXER) tether project.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Khazanov, G. V.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Krivorutsky, E. N.
(National Space Science and Technology Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gallagher, D. L.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
April 27, 2006
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Volume: 111
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Funding Number(s)
OTHER: M-ISP-04-37
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