Experiment of deployment and attitude control for spinning solar power sail using balloon

Fuminori Hanaoka, Masataka Arakawa, Shunsuke Okada, Yusuke Shibasaki, Yoji Shirasawa, Osamu Mori, Maki Shida, Yuichi Tsuda, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

The proposed balloon experiment for deploying large-sized membrane, which is intended to be shown in this paper, is postponed to September, 2008. We are now designing a new structure and mechanism of a spacecraft which is to be validated at the balloon experiment. We proposed "Multi-step deployment" of membrane in this paper, which reduces the risk of complexity of the deploying system compared to conventional system. In addition, we analyzed the feasibility of attitude control required for orbital maneuver with conventional chemical thruster and positively solved. The amount of propellant is also calculated and found to be feasible. The system we discussed in this paper is to be equipped with a newly designed spacecraft planned in 2010s. Copyright IAF/IAA. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Astronautical Federation - 58th International Astronautical Congress 2007
Pages4142-4150
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event58th International Astronautical Congress 2007 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 2007 Sep 242007 Sep 28

Publication series

NameInternational Astronautical Federation - 58th International Astronautical Congress 2007
Volume6

Other

Other58th International Astronautical Congress 2007
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period07/9/2407/9/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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