First mission of the Tethered Satellite System.
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English


  • Tethered satellites.

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ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 38 p. :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17675264M

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TSS consisted of a satellite, tether, and a tether deployment/retrieval system which remained on the Space Shuttle. The space tether experiment was a joint project between NASA and the Italian Space Agency, designed to study the electrodynamics of a tether system in the ionosphere, the region of the upper atmosphere populated by charged particles – electrons . The first mission of the Tethered Satellite deployer was flown onboard Atlantis in during the Space Transportation System (STS) flight STS Due to a mechanical interference with the level wind mechanism the satellite was only Deployed to m rather than the plan m. Other problemsFile Size: 5MB.   The Tethered-Satellite System (TSS) was developed to provide the capability of deploying satellites on long, gravity-gradient-stabilized tethers from the Space Shuttle. Although TSS-1 achieved only limited results because deployment was terminated at a distance of only m, it did conclusively show that the basic concept Cited by: The first Tethered Satellite System (TSS‐1) Electrodynamics Mission is scheduled for launch aboard the space shuttle ST‐46 on J , as a Cited by: 4.

The TSS (Tethered Satellite System) mission equipment consists of the deployer system, the Italian-build satellite, the electrically conductive tether (22 km total length) and 6 science TSS-1 is to be deployed from a reel in the orbiter payload bay upward (away from Earth) to up to 20 km above the Orbiter. The objectives of the TSS-1 mission were to. Mission objective Tethered Satellite System. The primary objective of STS was to carry the Tethered Satellite System Reflight (TSS-1R) into orbit and to deploy it spaceward on a conducting tether. The mission also flew the United States Microgravity Payload (USMP-3) designed to investigate materials science and condensed matter raft: Space Shuttle Columbia. The YES2 was a 36 kg student-built tether satellite part of ESA's Foton-M3 microgravity mission. The YES2 satellite employed a 32 km tether to deorbit a small re-entry capsule, "Fotino." The YES2 satellite was launched on 14 September from Baikonur. The communications system on the capsule failed, and the capsule was lost, but deployment . One of the greatest unrequited legends of outer space is the tether. Tethers, long strands of material, hold the promise of stabilizing satellites, generating electricity, and allowing easy transportation. Possibly the most ambitious vision of the space tether is the space elevator popularized by Arthur C. Clarke, where a tether is constructed that connects the ground to .

  The first test flight of the Italian Tethered Satellite was carried out from July 31 to August 8, on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis. This paper, authored by one of the crewmembers, directly involved with the Tethered Statellite Mission, describes the on-board experiment environment and the Payload Crew by: 1. The tethered satellite system (TSS) project was developed, starting from , as a unique system to make active experiments in space plasmas. This paper aims at providing a thorough description of the basic electrodynamic aspects of a TSS orbiting in the by: Artist's conception of satellite with a tether. Space tethers are long cables which can be used for propulsion, momentum exchange, stabilization and attitude control, or maintaining the relative positions of the components of a large dispersed satellite/spacecraft sensor system. A technical overview of TSS The first Tethered-Satellite system mission Dobrowolny, M.; Stone, N. H. Abstract. Publication: Nuovo Cimento C Geophysics Space Physics C. Pub Date: January DOI: /BF Bibcode: NCimCD full .