Boom Concept for Gossamer Deployable Space Structures

  • Marco Straubel
  • Michael Sinapius
Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)


Deployable structures are necessary to realize large but weight-efficient space systems. DLR provides a deployable mast that can be used either at once to realize e.g. long dipole antennas of some ten meters or to setup structures that use this mast as basic building block structure. This section shall, therefore, enable a basic insight on the concept and of the resulting challenges. Moreover, a deployment test series under weightlessness is presented and evaluated to show possible concepts of deployment control and demonstrate the potentials.


Solar Array Space Debris Solar Sail Deployment Process Deployable Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems, Composite DesignDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (German Aerospace Center)BraunschweigGermany

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