Characteristics of space debris-gatherers with electric propulsion at two variants of manoeuvres for their putting into demanded orbit

1Dron, NM, 1Dubovik, LG, 1Kondratyev, AI, 1Khitko, AV, 1Horolsky, PG
1Oles Honchar National University of Dnipropetrovsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2010, 16 ;(5):59-61
https://doi.org/10.15407/knit2010.05.059
Publication Language: Russian
Abstract: 
We consider two variants of maneuvers for putting into a demanded orbit space debris-gatherers (SDG) with the electric propulsion, equipped with the system of catching small space debris. One of the variants uses a carrier rocket with the acceleration block and another variant uses directly a carrier rocket. For each variant, the basic characteristics of SDG are resulted and their comparative estimation is presented. As the criterion for the estimation of these characteristics, we consider the weight and radius of spherical passive catching element of the debris-gatherer, calculated for a number of the most powerful carrier rockets which can be used in putting SDG into a demanded orbit.
Keywords: carrier rocket, catching system, space debris
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