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System impacts of propulsion Passivation

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:56
Contract Nr.: 
4000113039
GSP Ident.: 
13-060-a
Keywords: 
CleanSat
Propulsion
Deorbit
Tank
Structure
Contractor: 
OHB System AG
Country: 
Germany
Start Date: 
Thursday, December 18, 2014
End Date: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Description: 

Space debris mitigation requirements specific to propulsion systems are scrutinized and compliance of OHB reference propulsion architectures is assessed. The risk of generating debris due to a failure in a propulsion system is assessed with a focus on the specific risk of a hypervelocity impact on a propulsion tank containing residuals.

The engineering activities, delta-qualifications or hardware development which can support the recommended propulsion passivation strategies are presented and prioritized.

The contract work is in collaboration with OHB System, the Swedish Defence Research Insti- tute (FOI), Inmarsat, and Etamax.

Executive summary: