Project of a small experimental electrodynamic space tether system

1Pirozhenko, AV, 1Maslova, AI, 2Mischenko, AV, 2Khramov, DA, 2Voloshenjuk, OL
1Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine
2Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Space Sci.&Technol. 2018, 24 ;(2):03-11
Publication Language: Russian
We present the main ideas of the full-scale space experiment project with a small electrodynamic space tethered system (EDSTS) in the low Earth orbits. We substantiate actuality of this experiment to develop an effective removal system on EDSTS basis for spacecraft that had run out its term. The main results of research, which we discuss, are aimed to solve the fundamental problems of the system’s functioning in the space. The proposed experiment is needed to justify the choice of EDSTS parameters for the removing of spacecraft, which should be taken into account at the stage of spacecraft’s design.
Keywords: electrodynamics space tethered system, experiment, spacecraft removal system
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