Dynamics of Tethered Satellite Systems

Dynamics of Tethered Satellite Systems, 1st Edition

Dynamics of Tethered Satellite Systems, 1st Edition,V S Aslanov,A S Ledkov,ISBN9780857091567


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Key Features

  • Written by highly qualified experts with practical experience in both the fields of mechanics of space flight, and in the teaching
  • Contains detailed descriptions of mathematical models and methods, and their features, that allow the application of the material of the book to the decision of concrete practical tasks
  • New approaches to the decision of problems of space flight mechanics are offered, and new problems are posed


Aimed at engineering students and professionals working in the field of mechanics of space flight, this book examines space tether systems - one of the most forward-thinking directions of modern astronautics. The main advantage of this technology is the simplicity, profitability and ecological compatibility: space tethers allow the execution of various manoeuvers in orbit without costs of jet fuel due to the use of gravitational and electromagnetic fields of the Earth. This book will acquaint the reader with the modern state of the space tether’s dynamics, with specific attention on the research projects of the nearest decades. This book presents the most effective mathematical models and the methods used for the analysis and prediction of space tether systems’ motion; attention is also given to the influence of the tether on spacecraft’s motion, to emergencies and chaotic modes.

V S Aslanov

Professor Vladimir Aslanov is Head of the Theoretical Mechanics Department of Samara State Aerospace University in Russia. He is a Dr. Sc. Techn, full professor. Aslanov speaks regularly at the international conferences, has more than 100 scientific publications and has been recognized for his achievements by the Russian Federation.

A S Ledkov

Dr Alexander Ledkov is Ph. D associate professor of the Theoretical Mechanics Department of Samara State Aerospace University. He has many years experience working in the field of mechanics of space flight.

Affiliations and Expertise

Samara State Aerospace University, Russia

Dynamics of Tethered Satellite Systems, 1st Edition

Space tether systems: Review of the problem; Mathematical models of space tether systems; Motion of a spacecraft with a tethered payload; Delivery of a payload from an orbit by means of a space tether; Use of methods of chaotic dynamics for the analysis of tether system motion.
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