Tethered satellite systems: Applications, modelling and formulation of the equations of motion for very stiff tethers

A. Kuhn, W. Steiner, H. Troger

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Abstract

Tethered satellite systems, that is satellites in orbital motion connected by thin flexible cables up to a length of 100 km, are a new technology of space exploration. We give some applications which partly have been realized in missions and explain basic facts of mechanical modelling of such systems. A formulation of the equations of motion, especially suited for very stiff or inextensible tethers is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalZAMM Zeitschrift fur Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik
Volume76
Issue numberSUPPL. 4
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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