Feasibility study of Tethered Solar Power Satellite

S. Sasaki*, K. Tanaka, K. Higuchi, N. Okuizumi, S. Kawasaki, M. Shinohara, K. Senda, K. Ishimura

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Tethered Solar Power Satellite (Tethered-SPS) consisting of a large power generation/transmission panel and a bus system which are connected by tether wires has been proposed as an innovative solar power satellite. The concept Tethered-SPS is highly robust and potentially low cost. This paper presents a new version of Tethered-SPS which is integrated by perfectly equivalent units loosely connected to each other. The new Tethered-SPS, highly flexible and expansible, has a lot of advantages over the past SPS models in attitude stability, construction, modularization, thermal characteristics, and robustness.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2005 Oct 172005 Oct 21


ConferenceInternational Astronautical Federation - 56th International Astronautical Congress 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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