Optimal spin rate control of a spinning solar sail for orbital inclination change

Go Ono, Yuya Mimasu, Jun'Ichiro Kawaguchi

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Solar sails are a form of spacecraft which deploys a large sail in space and uses solar radiation pressure for propulsion. They are expected to be a promising technology for future deep space exploration since they do not require any propellant for propulsion. It is known that the spin-axis direction of a spinning solar sail rotates around an equilibrium direction near the Sun direction due to the effect of solar radiation pressure. This attitude motion can be controlled by the spin rate of a spacecraft. Since the solar radiation pressure force on the sail, hence the acceleration of the spacecraft, is dependent on the attitude with respect to the Sun, the orbit of a spinning solar sail can be controlled indirectly by the spin rate. In this paper, the spin rate control of a spinning solar sail for orbital inclination change is investigated. It is assumed that a spacecraft is initially in a circular orbit around the Sun in the ecliptic plane, and the orbital inclination is maximised by spin rate control.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル65th International Astronautical Congress 2014, IAC 2014
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルOur World Needs Space
出版社International Astronautical Federation, IAF
ページ5047-5055
ページ数9
ISBN(電子版)9781634399869
出版ステータスPublished - 2014
外部発表はい
イベント65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014 - Toronto, Canada
継続期間: 2014 9 292014 10 3

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
7
ISSN(印刷版)0074-1795

Other

Other65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space, IAC 2014
国/地域Canada
CityToronto
Period14/9/2914/10/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 航空宇宙工学
  • 天文学と天体物理学
  • 宇宙惑星科学

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