Experimental substantiation of effectiveness of conception of artificial mini-magnetosphere as a means of spacecraft motion controlling in the Earth ionosphere

1Shuvalov, VA, 1Kuchugurnyi, Yu.P
1Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine
Space Sci.&Technol. 2018, 24 ;(2):43-46
Section: Space and Atmospheric Physics
Publication Language: Russian
We present briefly the project of space experiment “Spacecraft Mini-magnetosphere”.
       Concept of this experiment is proposed to substantiate the effectiveness of using an artificial mini-magnetosphere near the surface of a spacecraft as a means of controlling its motion in the Earth’s ionosphere due to the Lorentz force arising in the interaction in “spacecraft magnetic field - ionospheric plasma” system. A scheme with mini-magnetosphere can be used in space debris removal procedure by lowering orbits of debris parts causing them to get burnt in dense layers of the Earth's atmosphere.
Keywords: ionospheric plasma, Lorentz force, magnetic field, mini-magnetosphere, physical modeling, spacecraft movement control
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