The solar sail: Current state of the problem

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Mathematical models of dynamics of the spacecraft with a solar sail to control orbital motion and rotation of the entire structureare considered. The movement of a spacecraftby a solar sail is based on the effect of light pressure. The magnitude and direction of the light pressure force vector is determined by the size and properties of the sail surface and the orientation angle relative to the sunlight flux. It is possible to vary the properties, sizes or locations of the sails to control the motion. Turning the elements of the sail, we get the opportunity to control the direction of the vector of the acting force and the moment with respect to the center of mass. Specificity of solar sail control is the interaction of orbital motion and rotational movements of the entire structure, which could provide the desired orientation and stability at small perturbations. The solar sail can be used for flights to the major planets, to meet with asteroids and comet, to realize a special desired motion in the neighborhood of the Sun or near the Earth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Polyakhov's Reading
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Mechanics
EditorsElena V. Kustova, Gennady A. Leonov, Mikhail P. Yushkov, Nikita F. Morosov, Mariia A. Mekhonoshina
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Volume1959
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416604
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2018
EventВосьмые Поляховские чтения: международная научная конференция по механике - Старый Петергоф, Saint Petersburg
Duration: 29 Jan 20182 Feb 2018
Conference number: 8
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ConferenceInternational Scientific Conference on Mechanics - Eighth Polyakhov's Reading
CountryRussian Federation
CitySaint Petersburg
Period29/01/182/02/18
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Polyakhova, E., & Korolev, V. (2018). The solar sail: Current state of the problem. In E. V. Kustova, G. A. Leonov, M. P. Yushkov, N. F. Morosov, & M. A. Mekhonoshina (Eds.), 8th Polyakhov's Reading: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Mechanics (Vol. 1959). [040014] American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5034617
Polyakhova, Elena ; Korolev, Vladimir. / The solar sail : Current state of the problem. 8th Polyakhov's Reading: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Mechanics. editor / Elena V. Kustova ; Gennady A. Leonov ; Mikhail P. Yushkov ; Nikita F. Morosov ; Mariia A. Mekhonoshina. Vol. 1959 American Institute of Physics, 2018.
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Polyakhova, E & Korolev, V 2018, The solar sail: Current state of the problem. in EV Kustova, GA Leonov, MP Yushkov, NF Morosov & MA Mekhonoshina (eds), 8th Polyakhov's Reading: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Mechanics. vol. 1959, 040014, American Institute of Physics, Saint Petersburg, 29/01/18. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5034617

The solar sail : Current state of the problem. / Polyakhova, Elena; Korolev, Vladimir.

8th Polyakhov's Reading: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Mechanics. ed. / Elena V. Kustova; Gennady A. Leonov; Mikhail P. Yushkov; Nikita F. Morosov; Mariia A. Mekhonoshina. Vol. 1959 American Institute of Physics, 2018. 040014.

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