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    • Platform and system design study of a VLEO satellite platform using the IRS RF Helicon-based Plasma Thruster 

      Herdrich, Georg; Papavramidis, Konstantinos; Maier, Philipp; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2022)
      Conference report
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      To achieve a feasible lifetime of several years, most satellites are deployed in orbits higher than 400 km. Drag of residual atmosphere causes a slow orbit decay, resulting in the deorbit of the spacecraft. However, e.g. ...