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Solar System Research

, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp 622–629 | Cite as

Spacecraft Equipped with a Space Debris Removal System (Aerothermodynamics, Bulk–Mass Characteristics and Trajectories of Spacecraft Descent from Near-Earth Orbits)

  • V. S. Finchenko
  • A. A. Ivankov
  • S. I. Shmatov
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Abstract

The processes of space debris formation are described; the urgency of the problem of its removal from near-Earth space is noted. A method to prevent the clogging of space by equipping a spacecraft to be launched into orbit with additional devices, simple in design and mode of operation, is presented. The results of the estimation of aerothermodynamics, bulk–mass characteristics and trajectories of low-orbit spacecraft equipped with a space debris disposal system are presented.

Keywords

space debris near-Earth space inflatable braking device orbit aerodynamics temperature 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Finchenko
    • 1
  • A. A. Ivankov
    • 1
  • S. I. Shmatov
    • 1
  1. 1.Lavochkin AssociationKhimki, Moscow oblastRussia

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