Aerogravity-assist maneuvering of a tethered satellite system

Jokic, MD and Daniel, WJT (2004) Aerogravity-assist maneuvering of a tethered satellite system. Journal of Spacecraft And Rockets, 41 4: 614-621. doi:10.2514/1.11036

Author Jokic, MD
Daniel, WJT
Title Aerogravity-assist maneuvering of a tethered satellite system
Journal name Journal of Spacecraft And Rockets   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4650
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2514/1.11036
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 614
End page 621
Total pages 8
Editor E Vincent Zoby
Amanda Maguire
Place of publication USA
Publisher American Institute of Aeronaut Astronaut
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
290203 Aerospace Structures
690302 Space transport
Abstract Two new implementations of a tethered satellite system to provide aeroassist during a planetary flyby are investigated. In each mission scenario the interaction of the Martian atmosphere with an aerodynamic lifting surface, which is tethered to an orbiter, is used to perturb the flight path of the system. The aerodynamic forces generated by interacting with the atmosphere augment the gravity assist provided by the planet. In the first aerogravity-assist maneuver the tethered satellite system has congruent post- and preflyby configurations. The second scenario, which is referred to as a dual-destination mission, involves the system mass being separated during the flyby. Both of these aerogravity-assist maneuvers are shown to facilitate significant, propellant-free velocity changes.
Keyword Engineering, Aerospace
Aerobraking Tethers
Q-Index Code C1

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