Tte stage deorbiting with a deceleration pulse detonation engine
|1Zolotko, OE, 1Zolotko, OV, 1Sosnovska, OV, 1Aksyonov, OS, 1Savchenko, IS |
1Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine
|Space Sci. & Technol. 2021, 27 ;(4):32-41|
|Publication Language: Ukrainian|
The article discusses the issues related to reducing the amount of space debris from rocket stages. The main ways to remove the separable part of a rocket from a space orbit are: the usе of a deceleration detonation propulsion system; gasification of fuel residues and the use of a gas-reactive deceleration pulse system; continuation of the work of the main propulsion system after the separation of stages; the use of a harpoon to capture the rocket stage and the use of sail for its further braking; the use of anti-missile or combat lasers to destroy a stage on the orbit followed by the stage fragments’ burning in the Earth’s atmosphere.
|Keywords: separable part of a rocket; deceleration detonation propulsion system; deceleration detonation propulsion design scheme; the arithmetic progression method; specific thrust impulse|