Deployment and stabilization of the motion of a space tethered system in a lunar orbit


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Abstract

The motion of a space tether system, consisting of a constellation of two microsatellites and a space station, is investigated. The station moves in a circular undisturbed circular lunar orbit. The process of deployment of tethers to bring the system into a working near-vertical condition is considered. A program for controlling the tether tension force that ensures the deployment of tethers to the required length and stabilizes the system in the vertical position is proposed. A study of the stability of the equilibrium position of a mechanical system is carried out. It is shown that the motion carried out during the deployment of a tethered system according to the program proposed in the work is asymptotically stable.

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T. A. Ledkova

Samara National Research University

Author for correspondence.
Email: ta_ledkova@bk.ru

Postgraduate Student of the Department of Flight Dynamics and Control Systems

Russian Federation

Yu. M. Zabolotnov

Samara National Research University

Email: yumz@yandex.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0409-3107

Doctor of Science (Engineering), Professor, Department of Software Systems

Russian Federation

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