Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione     
Pardini C. Overview of space tether applications: state-of-the-art knowledge and tools. In: Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committe (IADC) Meeting (Bangalore, INDIA, March 10-13, 2003).
Based on current accessible and available literature and information from experts as well, this overview will outline the state-of-the-art knowledge and studies concerning the use of space tethers to de-orbit spacecraft. A short tutorial on some key aspects of space tether concepts and application perspectives will be provided, while introducing and discussing some theoretical and technical problems to be investigated and solved before such a debris mitigation strategy can be adopted and implemented.
Subject Space tethers
De-orbiting of satellites
Space debris
J.2 Physical Sciences and Engineering

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