Constraction scenario for tethered solar power satellite

S. Sasaki, K. Tanaka, K. Higuchi, N. Okuizumi, S. Kawasaki, M. Shinohara, K. Ishimura

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Abstract

Tethered Solar Power Satellite (Tethered-SPS) has been proposed as a feasible and practical Solar Power Satellite. It consists of a power generation/transmission panel suspended by tether wires deployed from single or multiple bus satellite. Especially, the multi-bus Tethered-SPS, recently invented, is highly flexible and expandable. It can be constructed by integrating perfectly equivalent units of miniature Tethered-SPS connected to each other. Each unit folded up is transported from the ground to the geo-stationary orbit and deployed automatically. This concept enables phased construction approach, evolutional development scenario, and coexixtence with other geostationary satellites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006
Pages5793-5799
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventAIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2006 Oct 22006 Oct 6

Publication series

NameAIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006
Volume9

Conference

ConferenceAIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period06/10/206/10/6

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Sasaki, S., Tanaka, K., Higuchi, K., Okuizumi, N., Kawasaki, S., Shinohara, M., & Ishimura, K. (2006). Constraction scenario for tethered solar power satellite. In AIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006 (pp. 5793-5799). (AIAA 57th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2006; Vol. 9).