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Complementary experiments for tether dynamics analysis
Author(s): Dennis Ray Wingo; Cheryl Dawn Bankston
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes two complimentary experiments, the purpose of which is to measure the forces involved in the deployment in Earth orbit of a tether and its end mass. These two experiments are called TAS, (Three-axis Accelerometer System), and SEASIS, (SEDS Earth Atmospheric and Space Imaging System). The two experiments are flown as a student experiment package within a small satellite. This satellite (SEDSAT 1), which constitutes the end mass, will be deployed propulsively into a higher, permanent orbit utilizing a tethered system. These experiments are proposed to fly on a McDonnell Douglas Delta II as a secondary payload on a Global Positioning System (GPS) mission. This flight will be the third demonstration flight of the Small Expendable Deployer System (SEDS), a project managed by the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1495, Small-Satellite Technology and Applications, (1 July 1991);
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Dennis Ray Wingo, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Cheryl Dawn Bankston, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1495:
Small-Satellite Technology and Applications
Brian J. Horais, Editor(s)

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