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Astrodynamics

Article Title

Review on solar sail technology

Keywords

solar sail, orbit, attitude, structure

Abstract

This paper reviews solar sail trajectory design and dynamics, attitude control, and structuraldynamics. Within the area of orbital dynamics, methods relevant to transfer trajectorydesign and non-Keplerian orbit generation are discussed. Within the area of attitude control,different control strategies, including utilisation of solar radiation pressure and conventionalactuators, are discussed. Finally, the methods of modelling structural dynamics during andafter deployment are discussed, before considering possible future trends in developing ofsolar sailing missions.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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