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Ground demonstration of a spinning solar sail deployment concept

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dc.contributor.author Salama, Moktar
dc.contributor.author White, C.
dc.contributor.author Leland, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-30T20:20:49Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-30T20:20:49Z
dc.date.issued 2001-04-16
dc.identifier.citation 42nd SDM AIAA Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 16, 2001. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 01-0684
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39432
dc.description.abstract The dynamics of spin-deployment of a subscale solar sail concept (2.5-micron thick mylar film, 80-cm diameter) is investigated herein experimentally in the laboratory environment. To gain insight into the practicality of the deployment scheme, a tether configuration emulating the sail film was first deployed successfully, using the same experiment design. With the exception of some handling issues, the ultra-thin mylar film was also successfully deployed without entanglement. Design details and observations of both experiments are discussed. Additionally, results of analytical simulations to study the dynamics of tether deployment are given. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2732497 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001. en
dc.subject solar sails en
dc.subject spin deployment en
dc.subject ground tests en
dc.title Ground demonstration of a spinning solar sail deployment concept en
dc.type Preprint en


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