COLIN R. MCINNES 1
MATTHEW P. CARTMELL 2
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Glasgow.
7.2. Solar sailing
7.5. Mission applications
7.6. Tethers in space
7.7. Tethers in orbit
Conventional spacecraft are limited in their ability to deliver high-energy missions by a fundamental reliance on reaction mass. However, this constraint can in principle be overcome by a class of propellantless propulsion systems which either extract momentum from ...