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vol 64 / March, 2021
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DOI 10.17586/0021-3454-2021-64-1-71-76

UDC 53.091

TRANSFORMABLE SOLAR SAIL MAST BASED ON DRIVES MADE OF SHAPE MEMORY MATERIALS

B. P. Papchenko
ITMO University; Head of Scientific and Technical Department


D. . Khegai
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; Department director


V. K. Sysoev
JSC Lavochkin Association, Department of Research and Development and Advanced Research; Head of the Department


A. D. Yudin
JSC Lavochkin Association, Department of Research and Development and Advanced Research; Design Engineer


A. I. Pryadko
Central Research and Development Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics; Leading Designer


S. A. Pulnev
Ioffe Institute; Senior Scientist


Abstract. A model of the "Solar Sail" design is presented, in which Cu-Al-Ni single crystals with shape memory properties are used to create power elements of drives that ensure the opening of the sail. The design of the sail mast is considered, and the physical and mechanical characteristics of the drive are presented.
Keywords: spacecraft, solar sail, fuel-free motion technology, drive, shape memory materials

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