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Justification Possibilities of Removing Man-Made Objects from the Earth's Orbit Using Inflatable Structures

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In this paper, the problem of clearing up low-Earth orbit from the man-made space debris is considered. For this purpose the variants of released in space inflatable ballutes (IB) are proposed. A set of mathematical models and systems of equations, sufficient to evaluate the requirements for the design of the spacecraft equipped with IB, is formed. For an object with a low mass (about 20 kg, which corresponds to a small spacecraft) the calculation of the basic parameters for this orbit is carried out and the results for four different initial attitudes are shown. Finally the requirements for the design and characteristics of the IB materials are described.
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Space Debris; Inflatable Ballute; LEO Disorbit

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