Evaluation of first stage deployment of membrane of IKAROS based on flight results and simulation

Yoji Shirasawa, Osamu Mori, Hiraku Sakamoto, Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Nobukatsu Okuizumi, Hirotaka Sawada, Hiroshi Furuya, Saburo Matunaga, Michihiro Natori, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

Japan Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a powered solar sail "Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by. Radiation Of the Sun (IKAROS)" on May 21, 2010. One of the primal technologies demonstrated at IKAROS is the deployment of the sail whose diameter is 20m class. After the launch, the deployment operation was performed and successful expansion of the sail was confirmed. The deployment sequence in IKAROS consists of static first stage and dynamic second stage. In this paper, the flight data and observed dynamic motion during the first stage deployment are reported. These are compared with the results of numerical simulations using multi-particle model, and the accuracy and availability of this model is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, IAC 2011
Pages5625-5630
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, IAC 2011 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2011 Oct 32011 Oct 7

Publication series

Name62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, IAC 2011
Volume7

Other

Other62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, IAC 2011
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period11/10/311/10/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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