Some considerations in support of solid propulsion for space debris disposal.

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Abstract

Some considerations on the use of solid rocket motors for space debris disposal are presented. From the synthesis of a de-orbit sample mission and a tradeoff study on costs and benefits, a solid propellant unit for end-of-life missions and debris in-space disposal missions is evaluated. The enhanced operation flexibility, the propellant development and an advanced ignition concept granting multiple and independent firing capability of a new solid propulsion concept are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalMECCANICA DEI MATERIALI E DELLE STRUTTURE
Volume2 (2011)
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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