Active debris removal is one of current hot spots in space research, necessary for space exploitation durability. Different techniques have been proposed for this challenging task, among them the use of throw-nets and tow-tethers seems promising: that opens new challenges for Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) design, especially whenever flexible connections are involved. Via numerical simulations using a multi-body dynamics simulation tool developed at Politecnico di Milano – Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, this paper shows that tethered-net systems are a promising technology to capture and remove space debris and discusses the main difficulties that are likely to take place during capture and disposal phases, particularly from a GNC point of view.
|Titolo:||Dynamics Analysis and GNC Design of Flexible Systems for Space Debris Active Removal|
|Autori interni:||BENVENUTO, RICCARDO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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