Static deployment of large membrane of spinning solar sail using a balloon

Osamu Mori, Maki Shida, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Shuhei Nishimaki, Michihiro Matsumoto, Yusuke Shibasaki, Fuminori Hanaoka, Masataka Arakawa, Masayuki Sugita

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ISAS/JAXA is studying a deployment method using centrifugal force for solar sail mission. The larger sail is required to be deployed statically as for actual spacecraft. We scheduled to deploy the square sail of diameter 20m using a high altitude balloon. In this paper, the mechanisms for static first and second stage deployments are proposed and developed experiment system is introduced. And the operation and results are shown in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Astronautical Society - Space Flight Mechanics 2007 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual Space Flight Mechanics Meeting - Sedona, AZ, United States
Duration: 2007 Jan 282007 Feb 1

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume127 PART 1
ISSN (Print)0065-3438


Conference17th Annual Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySedona, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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