В. С. Асланов, В. В. Юдинцев
Динамика буксировки космического аппарата на тросе в центральном поле
Publication year: 2012

The motion of spacecraft as a rigid body connected to a space tow with a viscoelastic tether in the cen- tral gravitational field is discussed in the paper. The equations of spacecraft spatial motion and the orbital motion of the system’s center of mass in osculating elements are obtained on the basis of Lagrange formalism. The in- fluence of the system’s parameters and the initial conditions of motion on the motion of the spacecraft is ana- lyzed. The possibility of critical modes of motion leading to the entanglement of the tether is shown.