Design of next-generation all-electric telecommunication satellites

Atri Dutta, Paola Libraro, N. Jeremy Kasdin, Edgar Choueiri, Philippe Francken

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Abstract

In this paper, we revisit the problem of electric orbit-raising of telecommunication satellites. The paper outlines the mathematical framework we have developed to determine trajectories that minimize the radiation damage during orbit-raising. This framework also allows us to analyze a variety of mission scenarios in order to identify the favourable designs for all-electric satellites. We outline the number and type of thrusters most suitable for the orbit-raising maneuver and the associated design of the power subsystem. We also consider the possible launch options of the satellites and demonstrate the advantages that all-electric satellites have by being stacked together to reduce the launch costs compared to their chemical or hybrid counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication31st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2013
Event31st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2013 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Oct 14 2013Oct 17 2013

Publication series

Name31st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2013

Other

Other31st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2013
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period10/14/1310/17/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Dutta, A., Libraro, P., Jeremy Kasdin, N., Choueiri, E., & Francken, P. (2013). Design of next-generation all-electric telecommunication satellites. In 31st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2013 (31st AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, ICSSC 2013). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2013-5625