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Evaluation of Propulsion Systems for Satellite End-Of-Life De.Orbiting

Burkhardt, H. and Sippel, M. and Krülle, G. and Janovsky, R. and Kassebom, M. and Lübberstedt, H. and Romberg, O. and Fritsche, B. HTG, Katlenburg-Lindau), (2002) Evaluation of Propulsion Systems for Satellite End-Of-Life De.Orbiting. In: AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, pp. 1-11. 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN, 7 - 10 July 2002.

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Abstract

Active post-mission disposal of space structures will have an increased importance in the future in order to keep the Earth orbit in an acceptable condition for the safe operation of manned and unmanned missions. In a European Space Agency study jointly performed by industry and the German Aerospace Center, propulsive end-of-life de-orbiting concepts are elaborated. Two options, a direct, controlled deorbit as well as a transfer to a limited lifetime orbit are considered. The suitability of various propulsion system options is assessed based on a set of evaluation criteria. These parameters are not limited to a mere comparison of the propulsion system but cover the impact on the entire satellite system as a whole. The assessment strategy is demonstrated by the example of reference satellites.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2002, monograph_id=AIAA 2002-4208,
Title:Evaluation of Propulsion Systems for Satellite End-Of-Life De.Orbiting
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Burkhardt, H.SART
Sippel, M.SART
Krülle, G.UNSPECIFIED
Janovsky, R.OHB System AG, Bremen
Kassebom, M.OHB System AG, Bremen
Lübberstedt, H.OHB System AG, Bremen
Romberg, O.OHB System AG, Bremen
Fritsche, B. HTG, Katlenburg-Lindau), UNSPECIFIED
Date:2002
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
Page Range:pp. 1-11
Editors:
EditorsEmail
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Event Title:38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Indianapolis, IN, 7 - 10 July 2002
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):E -- no assignement
Location: Lampoldshausen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Propulsion
Deposited By: Monika Lohmiller
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 13:57

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