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Demonstrator Flight Missions at the Surrey Space Centre involving Gossamer Sails

Lappas, V, Fernandez, JM, Stohlman, O, Viquerat, A, Prassinos, G, Theodorou, T and Schenk, M (2013) Demonstrator Flight Missions at the Surrey Space Centre involving Gossamer Sails In: The Third International Symposium on Solar Sailing, 2013-06-11 - 2013-06-13, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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This paper presents an overview of the different gossamer sail flight projects being undertaken at the Surrey Space Centre. The missions consist of a 25 m2 solar sail to be launched in Q1 2014 (CubeSail), a gossamer deorbiter for future European space assets (DGOSS), a scalable sailcraft that will demonstrate satellite deorbiting in Low Earth Orbit (DeorbitSail), and a drag sail that uses inflatable and rigidizable technology to be flown as part of the QB50 mission (InflateSail). The key technologies currently being developed for each project will be summarized and the most relevant scientific results presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Fernandez, JM
Prassinos, G
Theodorou, T
Editors :
MacDonald, M.
Date : 11 June 2013
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-642-34907-2_11
Copyright Disclaimer : © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
Additional Information : Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:58
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:38

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