Stability of spinning solar sail-craft containing a huge membrane

Tomoki Nakano, Osamu Mori, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

Solar sails are the spacecraft that are propelled by sunlight. The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has studied the solar sails which are spinning and deployed by centrifugal force. One of the technological difficulties to be realized is how to design the spanned spinning solar sails to maintain the stability while those huge membranes unfurl with deformation and oscillation. In this paper, an attention is focused on the out-of-plane oscillation and an analysis is presented about the dynamics so that the characteristic parameters are identified as for the stability of those spinning solar sails.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2795-2804
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2005 Oct 172005 Oct 21

Other

OtherInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period05/10/1705/10/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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