Soft docking with damping of two spacecraft using a tether

Авторы: 
Aslanov V.S.
Pikalov R.S.
Тип материала: 
статья
Год опубликования: 
2018
Издательство, журнал, сборник.: 
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Страницы: 
1-9
Реферат, аннотация: 

The paper focuses on the dynamics of a rendezvous of a chaser and a large space debris connected by a viscoelastic tether. It is assumed that constant thrust acts on the chaser and a control is realized by changing the length of the tether. The goal is to find the control law that provides a soft docking of two bodies on an orbit. Also, we considered a three-body system with an additional damping device. The results are expected to be applied for controlling a rendezvous of two bodies using a tether.