Feasibility study of Tethered Solar Power Satellite

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

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Abstract

Tethered Solar Power Satellite (Tethered-SPS) consisting of a large power generation/transmission panel and a bus system which are connected by tether wires has been proposed as an innovative solar power satellite. The concept Tethered-SPS is highly robust and potentially low cost. This paper presents a new version of Tethered-SPS which is integrated by perfectly equivalent units loosely connected to each other. The new Tethered-SPS, highly flexible and expansible, has a lot of advantages over the past SPS models in attitude stability, construction, modularization, thermal characteristics, and robustness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages4242-4249
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 - Fukuoka
Duration: 2005 Oct 172005 Oct 21

Other

OtherInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005
CityFukuoka
Period05/10/1705/10/21

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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., Senda, K., & Ishimura, K. (2005). Feasibility study of Tethered Solar Power Satellite. 4242-4249. Paper presented at International Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005, Fukuoka, .