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Attitude and orbital modeling of an uncontrolled solar-sail experiment in low-Earth orbit

Pirovano, Laura and Seefeldt, Patric and Dachwald, Bernd and Noomen, Ron (2015) Attitude and orbital modeling of an uncontrolled solar-sail experiment in low-Earth orbit. ISSFD. 25th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics ISSFD, 19.-23. Oktober, München, Deutschland.

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Gossamer-1 is the first project of the three-step Gossamer roadmap, the purpose of which is to develop, prove and demonstrate that solar-sail technology is a safe and reliable propulsion technique for long-lasting and high-energy missions. This paper firstly presents the structural analysis performed on the sail to understand its elastic behavior. The results are then used in attitude and orbital simulations. The model considers the main forces and torques that a satellite experiences in low-Earth orbit coupled with the sail deformation. Doing the simulations for varying initial conditions in attitude and rotation rate, the results show initial states to avoid and maximum rotation rates reached for correct and faulty deployment of the sail. Lastly comparisons with the classic flat sail model are carried out to test the hypothesis that the elastic behavior does play a role in the attitude and orbital behavior of the sail

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/102965/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information:Die Arbeiten sind dem Raumfahrtprojekt Gossamer-1 zuzuordnen.
Title:Attitude and orbital modeling of an uncontrolled solar-sail experiment in low-Earth orbit
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Pirovano, LauraFaculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU DelftUNSPECIFIED
Seefeldt, Patricpatric.seefeldt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dachwald, Bernddachwald (at) fh-aachen.deUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Gossamer-1, Attitude Simulation, Solar Sail, Deployable Structures
Event Title:25th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics ISSFD
Event Location:München, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19.-23. Oktober
Organizer:DLR's German Space Operations Center (GSOC) and ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systemkonditionierung
Deposited By: Seefeldt, Patric
Deposited On:10 Feb 2016 14:05
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:00

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