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Title: Modification of earth-satellite orbits using medium-energy pulsed lasers

Abstract

Laser Impulse Space Propulsion (LISP) has become an attractive concept, due to recent advances in gas laser technology, high-speed segmented mirrors and improved coeffici-ents for momentum coupling to targets in pulsed laser ablation. There are numerous specialized applications of the basic concept to space science-ranging from far-future and high capital cost to the immediate and inexpensive, such as: LEO-LISP (launch of massive objects into low-Earth-Orbit at dramatically improved cost-per-kg relative to present practice); LEGO-LISP (LEO to geosynchronous transfers); LO-LISP) (periodic re-boost of decaying LEO orbits); and LISK (geosynchronous satellite station-keeping). It is unlikely that one type of laser will be best for all scenarios. In this paper, we will focus on the last two applications.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10183973
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-92-3074; CONF-920959-2
ON: DE93000858
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 9. international symposium on gas flow and chemical lasers,Heraklion (Greece),21-25 Sep 1992; Other Information: PBD: [1992]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SATELLITES; PROPULSION; LASER RADIATION; PULSES; ORBITS; ENERGY TRANSFER; ABLATION; PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 420200; FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, AND TECHNIQUES

Citation Formats

Phipps, C.R. Modification of earth-satellite orbits using medium-energy pulsed lasers. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Phipps, C.R. Modification of earth-satellite orbits using medium-energy pulsed lasers. United States.
Phipps, C.R. Thu . "Modification of earth-satellite orbits using medium-energy pulsed lasers". United States.
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