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Ballistic support for a space experiment on testing the wireless energy transmission technology in space

Published: 11.09.2020

Authors: Evdokimov R.A., Tugaenko V.Yu., Smirnov A.V.

Published in issue: #9(105)/2020

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2020-9-2016

Category: Aviation and Rocket-Space Engineering | Chapter: Aircraft Dynamics, Ballistics, Motion Control

The paper describes the requirements for the conditions of the second stage of the Pelican space experiment on testing the wireless energy transmission technology. The task of this stage is to refine the elements and algorithms of the system of guiding the laser beam to the photoelectric receiver-converter. To implement this stage, the Test-Pelican scientific equipment is developed, which includes a target block installed on the Progress cargo spacecraft and the Test-Pelican-N unit, designed to detect and track the target block, i.e. to determine the coordinates of its center, located on the window of one of the modules of the International Space Station. The experiment is carried out at the stage of the Progress spacecraft undocking and during specially organized repeated flights. For the space experiment to be carried out, the study introduces ballistic schemes which meet all the requirements, taking into account possible options for the placement of the Test-Pelican-N unit.

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