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Class Information
Number: 244/158.2
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Tethered
Description: Subject matter in which the spacecraft is connected by an elongate flexible member (e.g., a cable) to a mother craft or to a celestial body.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8550404 Electric sail with voltage multipliers in tethers Oct. 8, 2013
8485475 Debris removal management system and method of operation thereof Jul. 16, 2013
8464983 Towing apparatus for a spacecraft when in orbit and a towing spacecraft Jun. 18, 2013
8196867 Space elevator propulsion system using mechanical waves Jun. 12, 2012
8052092 Method and apparatus for satellite orbital change using space debris Nov. 8, 2011
7992824 Docking system Aug. 9, 2011
7971830 System and method for space elevator deployment Jul. 5, 2011
7837153 Local observable area and self inspection system Nov. 23, 2010
7712706 Space tethers for limiting the dynamic response of structures May. 11, 2010
7681840 Space transportation node including tether system Mar. 23, 2010
7641151 Electric sail for producing spacecraft propulsion Jan. 5, 2010
7503526 Space transportation node including tether system Mar. 17, 2009
7413147 System and method for propellantless photon tether formation flight Aug. 19, 2008
7392964 Method and apparatus for utilizing a lifeboat for a space station in earth orbit to serve as a lunar spacecraft Jul. 1, 2008
7207525 Apparatus for grasping objects in space Apr. 24, 2007
7178763 Passive deployment mechanism for space tethers Feb. 20, 2007
7168660 System for capturing and recovering free-flying objects in space Jan. 30, 2007
7118074 Electrodynamic tether Oct. 10, 2006
6981674 System and method for space elevator Jan. 3, 2006
6945499 Satellite stand-off tether system Sep. 20, 2005
6913224 Method and system for accelerating an object Jul. 5, 2005
6758443 Method for observing and stabilizing electrodynamic tethers Jul. 6, 2004
6755377 Apparatus for observing and stabilizing electrodynamic tethers Jun. 29, 2004
6726153 Photon momentum transfer plane for asteroid, meteoroid, and comet orbit shaping Apr. 27, 2004
6431497 Failure resistant multiline tether Aug. 13, 2002
6419191 Electrodynamic tether control Jul. 16, 2002
6386484 Failure resistant multiline tether May. 14, 2002
6290186 Planar hoytether failure resistant multiline tether Sep. 18, 2001
6286788 Alternate interconnection hoytether failure resistant multiline tether Sep. 11, 2001
6260807 Failure resistant multiline tether Jul. 17, 2001
6173922 Failure resistant multiline tether Jan. 16, 2001
6116544 Electrodynamic tether and method of use Sep. 12, 2000
5865401 Tethered space platform assembly for isolation orbiting Feb. 2, 1999
H1383 Space-based tethered phased-array antenna Dec. 6, 1994
5082211 Method and apparatus for mitigating space debris Jan. 21, 1992
4923151 Tether power generator for earth orbiting satellites May. 8, 1990
4824051 Orbital system including a tethered satellite Apr. 25, 1989
4580747 Method and apparatus for orbital plane changing Apr. 8, 1986
4318517 Closed space structures Mar. 9, 1982
4097010 Satellite connected by means of a long tether to a powered spacecraft Jun. 27, 1978
4083520 Tetherline system for orbiting satellites Apr. 11, 1978











 
 
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