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Deployment Testing of the De-Orbit Sail Flight Hardware

Hillebrandt, Martin and Meyer, Sebastian and Zander, Martin and Hühne, Christian (2015) Deployment Testing of the De-Orbit Sail Flight Hardware. In: 56th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. AIAA SciTech 2015, 05.-09.01.2015, Kissimmee, Florida, United States.

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The paper describes the results of the deployment testing of the De-Orbit Sail flight hardware, a drag sail for de-orbiting applications, performed by DLR. It addresses in particular the deployment tests of the fullscale sail subsystem and deployment force tests performed on the boom deployment module. For the fullscale sail testing a gravity compensation device is used which is described in detail. It allows observations of the in-plane interaction of the booms with the sail membrane and the central satellite body to which the booms and sails are attached. During the tests issues with the sail deployment tests were encountered which lead to design changes regarding the sail and type of sail attachment.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/95685/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Deployment Testing of the De-Orbit Sail Flight Hardware
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Hillebrandt, MartinMartin.Hillebrandt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hühne, Christianchristian.huehne (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2015
Journal or Publication Title:56th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Deployable structures, de-orbiting, drag augmentation, solar sails, booms, deployment testing
Event Title:AIAA SciTech 2015
Event Location:Kissimmee, Florida, United States
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:05.-09.01.2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Entfaltungstechnologie . Solar Sail (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Hillebrandt, Martin
Deposited On:31 Mar 2015 14:08
Last Modified:20 Jun 2021 15:46

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