- Language: English
- 96 Pages
- Published: January 2013
- Region: Russia
Dynamics of tethered satellite systems
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
- 350 Pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Aimed at engineering students and professionals working in the field of mechanics of space flight, this book examines space tether systems – one of the most forward thinking directions of modern astronautics. The main advantage of this technology is the simplicity, profitability and ecological compatibility: space tethers allow the execution of various manoeuvers in orbit without costs of jet fuel due to the use of gravitational and electromagnetic fields of the Earth. This book will acquaint the reader with the modern state of the space tether’s dynamics, with specific attention to the research projects of the nearest decades. The book presents the most effective mathematical models and the methods used for the analysis and prediction of space tether systems’ motion; attention is also given on the influence of the tether on spacecraft’s motion, to emergencies and chaotic modes.
Space tether systems in astronautics
- Mathematical models of space tether systems
- Motion of a satellite with an attached tether system
- Delivery of payload from orbit by the instrumentality of a space tether system
- Space tether systems directed along a local vertical
- Chaotic motion of an elastic space tether system.
Professor Vladimir Aslanov is Head of the Theoretical Mechanics Department of Samara State Aerospace University in Russia. He is a Dr. Sc. Techn, full professor. Aslanov speaks regularly at the international conferences, has more than 100 scientific publications and has been recognized for his achievements by the Russian Federation.
Dr Alexander Ledkov is Ph. D associate professor of the Theoretical Mechanics Department of Samara State Aerospace University. He has many years experience working in the field of mechanics of space flight.