TSS-1R mission failure investigation board

final report.

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Subjects:

  • Tethered satellites.,
  • Tethering.,
  • Failure analysis.,
  • Postflight analysis.,
  • Contamination.,
  • Compression loads.

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Other titlesMission failure investigation board.
SeriesNASA-TM -- 1124426., NASA technical memorandum -- 112426.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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The TSS-1R mission was a reflight of TSS-1 which was flown onboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS in July/August The Tether Satellite System circled the Earth at an altitude of kilometers, placing the tether system within the rarefied electrically charged layer of the atmosphere known as the ionosphere.

STS mission scientists hoped to deploy the tether to a distance of Operator: NASA. TSS-1R mission failure investigation board: final report. [United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;] Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

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White, Carlo Bonifazi and John H. Stadler. Abstract. Reasons for the tether separation during the Tethered Satellite System (TSS-1) Mission are investigated. Lessons learned. Gravity-gradient stabilization (a.k.a. "tidal stabilization") is a method of stabilizing artificial satellites or space tethers in a fixed orientation using only the orbited body's mass distribution and gravitational field.

The main advantage over TSS-1R mission failure investigation board book active stabilization with propellants, gyroscopes or reaction wheels is the low use of power and resources.

The TSS-1R mission: Overview and scientific context N.H. Stone Space Sciences Laboratory, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama C. Bonifazi Agenzia Spaziale Iraliana, Rome, Italy 1.

Mission Background The Tethered Satellite System (TSS) program is a binational collaboration between NASA and the Italian Space AgencyCited by:   Editing of the paper was provided by Mae Fuchino.

Funding for the study was provided by the Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies at The Aerospace Corporation. 49th IAF Congress References 1. TSS-1R Mission Failure Investigation Board Report, NASA, Final Rev, 2.

The mission was reflown in as TSS-1R. TSS-1R mission. Four years later, as a follow-up mission to TSS-1, the TSS-1R satellite was released in latter February from the Space Shuttle Columbia on the STS mission. The TSS-1R mission objective was to deploy the tether km above the orbiter and remain there collecting data.

The space shuttle Columbia, on Mission STS, broke up on Feb. 1,killing its seven-member crew. An investigation led to changes in NASA procedures. In a general tether system, the end-masses are connected by a flexible tether cable with the length l T, as shown in Fig.

first end-mass m 1 is a satellite that orbits around Earth. The second end-mass m 2 is a plasma contactor that supplies current to the tether cable. The Lorentz force is generated by the interaction between the current flowing in the tether cable and Earth's magnetic.

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After a day journey, the probe fired its engine on September   This was investigated by Chobotov and Mains for the TSS-1R mission, which was flown in conjunction with the space shuttle orbiter STS in February The paper gives a summary of the history of the TSS missions in and and concludes that the TSS-1R mission deployed to km instead of the planned 20 km with a failure of this ED.

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