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Wrecker: an unreeling mechanism for a thin electrically conductive space tether

Rosta, Roland and Krömer, Olaf and v. Zoest, Tim and Pekka, Janhunen and Mart, Noorma (2015) Wrecker: an unreeling mechanism for a thin electrically conductive space tether. CEAS Space Journal, 7 (1), pp. 53-68. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s12567-015-0080-6 ISSN 1868-2502

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of a deployment mechanism for the first demonstration mission of the Electrical Sail (Esail) propulsion concept. The mechanism will fly on Estonia’s first satellite, the EstCube-1 picosatellite. The major goals of this mission are the deployment of a 10-m tether by the WRECKER mechanism and the positive charging of the tether to interact with Earth’s ionosphere. The force acting on the tether will be measured to demonstrate the functionality of the Esail concept. The WRECKER mechanism can be further established as a standard tether deployment mechanism for deorbiting picosatellites

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103056/
Document Type:Article
Title:Wrecker: an unreeling mechanism for a thin electrically conductive space tether
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Rosta, Rolandroland.rosta (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krömer, Olafolaf.kroemer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
v. Zoest, TimUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pekka, JanhunenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mart, NoormaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2 February 2015
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Space Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:7
DOI :10.1007/s12567-015-0080-6
Page Range:pp. 53-68
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1868-2502
Status:Published
Keywords:Wrecker · Esail · EstCube-1 · In-orbit demonstration
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, R - Vorhaben Landetechnologien
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Explorationssysteme
Deposited By: Rosta, Roland
Deposited On:12 Feb 2016 11:33
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:27

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