Saturday, December 26, 2015

0x002: Improved Interplanetary Tether Transport

I found two technologies when put together reduce overhead costs for gas transport, improve operational efficiency in kinetic displacement and increased system lifetime.

The First being:
CISLUNAR TETHER TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Read More:
http://www.niac.usra.edu/files/studies/final_report/7Hoyt.pdf
Synopsis:
 Orbital Tether spun by electrodynamic means which can be more efficient and have greater velocity if combined with the second tech.


The Second being:
STEADY-STATE PERMANENT MAGNET MAGNETOPLASMADYNAMIC THRUSTER
Read More: 
-http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/3.23153
Synopsis:
 This thruster if attached to both the orbiting tether satellite as well as on the end of the tether hook angular displacement can be acute reducing travel distance while maintaining orbital trajectory.




If you discover anything more please drop me a line.

See Also:

Mars-Earth Rapid Interplanetary Tether Transport (MERITT) system. I - Initial feasibility analysis
Read More: 

- http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.1999-2151

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