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Space-based laser-powered orbital transfer vechicle [i.e. vehicle]

Space-based laser-powered orbital transfer vechicle [i.e. vehicle]

project SLICK.

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Published by Dept. of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Blacksburg, Va, [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earth orbital environments.,
  • Geosynchronous orbits.,
  • Laser beams.,
  • Lunar orbiter.,
  • Orbit transfer vehicles.,
  • Plasma propulsion.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSpace based laser powered orbital transfer vechicle [i.e. vehicle], Project SLICK.
    SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-184716.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15407772M

    In the Orbital Mechanics section of this site we discussed the problem of transferring between coplanar orbits and found that the most economical method, from the standpoint of V required, was the Hohmann transfer. A Hohmann transfer between Earth and Mars is pictured in Figure below. The Hohmann Transfer moves a spacecraft from one orbit to another in the same plane. It’s the simplest kind of orbital maneuver because it focuses only on changing the spacecraft’s specific mechanical energy, ε. The Hohmann Transfer consists of two separate ∆Vs.

    The International Space Station configuration as of Feb. 14, when Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-5 undocked. Credit: NASA TV. ESA’s (European Space Agency) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) undocked from the International Space Station’s aft port of the Zvezda service module at a.m. EST.   Backdropped by Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the first unpiloted Japanese H-2 Transfer Vehicle (HTV) approaches the International Space Station on .

    2 methods have been proven in flight for specific halos in the Sun-Earth system11 and the Earth-Moon system Stationkeeping of the L 2 southern NRHOs is studied by Guzzetti et al.8 and Davis et al.,13 who propose low-cost strategies for long-term orbit maintenance of crewed and uncrewed spacecraft. Lasers are now advanced enough to help launch interstellar space probes, researchers say.


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Space-based laser-powered orbital transfer vechicle [i.e. vehicle] Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Space-based laser-powered orbital transfer vechicle [i.e. vehicle]: project SLICK. [United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. The space-based orbital transfer vehicle will allow safe launch operations, with higher performance and lower cost than any other chemical propulsion system, and will enable bold new mission opportunities.

The space-based OTV will be the result of many years of careful study using. To investigate the benefits of laser power beaming to an orbital transfer vehicle, a mission analysis was conducted to compare the trip times for a hypothetical electric propulsion OTV designed to.

QTV Payload Transfer (Payl Ib) Transfer orbital transfer vehicle to dis­ tance of 3, ft from Space Station; return to Space Station. As illustrated in Figure 1, the OMV is composed of Short Range Vehicle (SRV), incor­ porating the RCS and avionics equipment, a separable bipropellant Propulsion Module.

A space tug is a type of spacecraft used to transfer spaceborne cargo from one orbit to another orbit with different energy characteristics. An example would be moving a spacecraft from a low Earth orbit (LEO) to a higher-energy orbit like a geostationary transfer orbit, a lunar transfer, or an escape trajectory.

The term is often used to refer to reusable, space-based vehicles. PDF | Considered is the performance of a relativistic rocket which carries on-board reaction mass that is energized by a terrestrial-based laser.

The | Find, read and cite all the research you. For some background on space-based laser platforms, take a look at this website for The Federation of American Scientists: Space Based Laser [SBL]The potential to intercept and destroy a missile over enemy territory soon after launch, rather than over friendly territory, makes the development of a boost phase intercept (BPI) capability very.

of the orbital elements. For example, we may need to transfer from an initial parking orbit to the final mission orbit, rendezvous with or intercept another spacecraft, or correct the orbital elements to adjust for the perturbations discussed in the previous section.

Most frequently, we must change the orbit altitude, plane, or both. This creates a continuously updated 3D image of the vehicle’s surroundings. The position and speed of bicycles, pedestrians, vehicles and all conceivable obstacles are recorded accurately. Autonomous vehicles find extensive orientation by comparing camera data and acceleration, speed and GPS data.

In spaceflight, an orbital maneuver (otherwise known as a burn) is the use of propulsion systems to change the orbit of a spacecraft far from Earth (for example those in orbits around the Sun) an orbital maneuver is called a deep-space maneuver (DSM). [not verified in body]The rest of the flight, especially in a transfer orbit, is called coasting.

An orbital transfer vehicle, or “space tug,” is one instance of a broad class of vehicles that can perform a variety of on-orbit servicing functions. The simplest function of such a vehicle would be to observe space assets, hereafter referred to as targets, in situ.

The targets may be. The Orbital Transfer Vehicle concept was renamed by NASA the Lunar Transfer Vehicle in to stress its importance for manned lunar base missions. The LTV baseline was based on design work by Boeing, which had received a further $million 18 month Phase A study contract in June NASA also awarded a similar contract to Lockheed Martin.

The CXV, or Crew Transfer Vehicle, is a second-stage orbital spacecraft capsule from t/Space, launched from underneath a carrier craft such as White Knight Two. CXV is carried into orbit on a booster rocket. The return journey consists of a de-orbit burn, re.

This report presents a conceptual design study of a laser-powered orbital transfer vehicle (LOTV). The LOTV, nicknamed SLICK (Space Laser Interorbital Cargo Kite), will be utilized for the transfer of kg of cargo between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and either Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) or.

This story was updated at p.m. EDT. NASA on Tuesday announced a plan to develop a new deep space vehicle, one based on an earlier capsule concept, in.

SPACE WEAPONS Space Based Laser [SBL] The potential to intercept and destroy a missile over enemy territory soon after launch, rather than over friendly territory, makes the development of a boost phase intercept (BPI) capability very desirable. In concert with ground based theater missile defense (TMD) systems already under development, the U.S.

continues to investigate BPI concepts for BMD. practicing orbital mechanics. In this chapter only first order effects will be discussed. This book will also limit coverage to the classical mechanics approach, i.e.

special and general relativistic effects might be mentioned but will not be included in any mathematical developments.

Calculation for precise orbital. Get this from a library. Final report for the unmanned, space-based, reusable orbital transfer vehicle. The launch vehicle must provide a much larger part, or all, of the energy for the spacecraft's orbital speed, depending on the inclination.

For interplanetary launches, the vehicle will have to take advantage of Earth's orbital motion as well, to accommodate the.

Orbital mechanics, also called flight mechanics, is the study of the motions of artificial satellites and space vehicles moving under the influence of forces such as gravity, atmospheric drag, thrust, etc. Orbital mechanics is a modern offshoot of celestial mechanics which is the study of the motions of natural celestial bodies such as the moon and planets.

NRL REVIEW SPACE RESEARCH AND SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY The NRL Precision Orbital Transfer Vehicle M.S. Johnson,1 S.R. Morgan,1 W.S. Vincent,1 K.H. Gallelli,1 B.P. Whalen,1 A. Hope,2 S.S. Chappie,1 and R.G.

Skalitzky1 1Spacecraft Engineering Department 2Space Systems Development Department Introduction: The NRL Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST). The Mission Robotic Vehicle is a version of the MEV and the Mission Extension Pods is based on Orbital ATK’s ESPASat small satellite bus.

One new technology will be the robotic arm.An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. that the existence of a Large Cargo Vehicle and a variety of aggressive mission models would have on the preferred Orbital Transfer Vehicle Program.

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