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Tethers in Space Handbook
A new edition of the Tethers in Space Handbook was needed after the last edition published in 1989 and a large amount of new information had to be incorporated into this new edition, since flight experience has shown that tethers can complement other space-based investigations.
Libration Control of Electrodynamic Tethers in Inclined Orbit
Any electrodynamic tether working in an inclined orbit is affected by a dynamic instability generated by the continuos pumping of energy from electromagnetic forces into the tether attitude motion.
Electrodynamic Tether Applications and Constraints
Propulsion and power generation by bare electrodynamic tethers are revisited in a unified way and issues and constraints are addressed. In comparing electrodynamic tethers, which do not use
Electrodynamic Tether at Jupiter—I: Capture Operation and Constraints
Tethered spacecraft missions to the Jovian system suit the use of electrodynamic tethers because: 1) magnetic stresses are 100 times greater than at the Earth; 2) the stationary orbit is one-third
Bare Tethers for Electrodynamic Spacecraft Propulsion
Electrodynamic tether thrusters can use the power provided by solar panels to drive a current in the tether and then the Lorentz force to push against the Earth's magnetic field, thereby achieving
ARIA: Air Pollutants Monitoring Using UAVs
This work aims to provide a new tool to study air quality at different heights that even private citizens could afford, and will only utilize low-cost UAVs and sensors.