Conditions and ballistic scheme of a space experiment on wireless transmission of electrical energy
The paper discusses conditions for conducting sessions of the Pelican space experiment on wireless transmission of electrical energy in the laser channel between the Russian Segment of the International Space Station and the Progress transport cargo spacecraft. Experiment objectives, composition and installation of the Pelican scientific equipment for its implementation are briefly considered. Ballistic schemes that meet requirements for conducting the space experiment, as well as the safety requirements, are proposed. Feasibility of the experiment sessions is shown from the point of view of compliance between parameters of the Progress spacecraft and the Station relative motion and capabilities of the emitter guidance system elements. Characteristic speed expenditures were evaluated with the Progress spacecraft maneuvering to perform repeated passages of the station. The estimates obtained confirm possibility of at least five sessions of the space experiment with one Progress spacecraft.
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