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Tadini P., Maggi F., Lavagna M., De Luca L. T., Grassi M., Pardini C., Anselmo L., Francesconi A., Viola N., Tancredi U. Large-debris active removal challenge: the hybrid propulsion approach. In: Ukaren 57 - 57th Symposium on Space Science and Technology (Yonago, Japan, 9-11 October 2013). Proceedings, article n. 1. The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 2013.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
The feasibility of a mission for the active removal of a large massive debris in Low Earth Orbit region is investigated. Critical aspects and related technologies are investigated at preliminary level. A preliminary mass budget shows that the chaser spacecraft overall mass varies in the range 1500-1700 kg, with Hybrid Propulsion Module of about 900 kg.
Subject Hybrid rocket propulsion
Orbital debris
Active debris removal
Large massive objects
ENVISAT
Zenit second stages
J.2 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
70M20 Orbital mechanics


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