Current Collection Model Characterizing Shuttle Charging During the Tethered Satellite System Missions

@article{Aguacute2000CurrentCM,
  title={Current Collection Model Characterizing Shuttle Charging During the Tethered Satellite System Missions},
  author={Victor M. Ag-uacute and ero and Brian E. Gilchrist and S. D. P. Williams and William Joseph Burke and Linda Habash Krause and Louise Gentile},
  journal={Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets},
  year={2000},
  volume={37},
  pages={212-217}
}
This research presents a new mathematical model characterizing the negative potential electrical charging behavior oflarge spacecraft inlowEarth orbitthatare actively collecting charge, such as partofanelectrodynamic tether system. The analysis was carried out to identify signie cant plasma current sources affecting steady-state spacecraft charging using data from the tethered satellite system missions. During both tethered satellite missions (Aug. 1992 and Feb. 1996), Space Shuttle Orbiter… 

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