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The Space Mission Design Example Using LEO Bolos
AbstractFour sample space launch missions were designed using rotating momentum transfer tethers (bolos) within low Earth orbit and a previously unknown phenomenon of “aerospinning” was identified and simulated. The momentum transfer tethers were found to be only marginally more efficient than the use of chemical rocket boosters. Insufficient power density of modern spacecrafts was identified as the principal inhibitory factor for tether usage as a means of launch-assistance, with power densities at least 10 W/kg required for effective bolos operation.
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Nizhnik, O. The Space Mission Design Example Using LEO Bolos. Aerospace 2014, 1, 31-51.View more citation formats
Nizhnik O. The Space Mission Design Example Using LEO Bolos. Aerospace. 2014; 1(1):31-51.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nizhnik, Oleg. 2014. "The Space Mission Design Example Using LEO Bolos." Aerospace 1, no. 1: 31-51.