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The Shuttle Electrodynamic Tether Mission

  • L. R. O. Storey

Abstract

The Tethered Satellite System (TSS) is a Shuttle-based facility being developed by NASA and the Italian Space Agency under a cooperative agreement. The joint development work began in 1984, and the first TSS mission is currently manifested in the fall of 1991. Its main objective is to verify the capability of the facility to deploy, control, and retrieve a tethered satellite. Additionally, the mission will demonstrate the electrodynamic science capability of the system and perform various scientific experiments. The instrumentation, the scientific objectives, and the planned investigations are summarized; references are given to more detailed accounts.

Keywords

Electron Generator Alfven Wave Artificial Gravity Tethered Satellite Tether Satellite System 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. R. O. Storey
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.National Space Science Data Center (Code 630.2)USA
  2. 2.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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