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8979033 Gas gun launcher  
A gas gun launcher having a pump tube and a launch tube with a first end of the launch tube slidably inserted into a second end of the pump tube. A sliding seal is employed to retain the gas...
8882047 Method and system for delivering cargoes into space  
A method and respective system for delivering cargoes into space by means of preliminary launching cargoes and then capturing cargoes by at least one container spacecraft, accumulating and further...
8783620 Method and system for controlling a set of at least two satellites adapted to provide a service  
A method is provided for controlling a set of at least two satellites adapted to provide a service used by at least one portion of the set of the said satellites at a given moment, in which,...
8442438 Wireless transmitter and related multimedia system  
A wireless transmitter includes a first filtering unit coupled to a first cable for outputting a first DC source transmitted on the first cable, a first power converting unit for converting the...
8322659 Method for lightening the weight of fuel stowed onboard during an interplanetary mission  
The method for lightening the weight of fuel stowed onboard during an interplanetary mission is characterized in that it consists: in launching (10a) a first orbiter spacecraft (1) from the Earth...
8275498 System and method for assessing the risk of conjunction of a rocket body with orbiting and non-orbiting platforms  
A system and method for assessing the risk of conjunction of a rocket body with orbiting and non-orbiting platforms. Two-body orbital dynamics are used to initially determine the kinematic access...
8262028 Spacecraft and method for operating the spacecraft  
A spacecraft (P) has a propulsion system making it possible to exert a force of variable magnitude and orientation on the spacecraft, a control system designed to control the propulsion system in...
8210480 Hybrid electrostatic space tug  
Space tug vehicles and methods for providing space tugs and moving target vehicles are provided. More particularly, a space tug utilizing electrostatic or Coulomb force for acting on target...
8205838 Electrostatic spacecraft reorbiter  
Spacecraft vehicles and methods for providing reorbiters capable of moving target objects are provided. More particularly, a reorbiter utilizing electrostatic or Coulomb force for acting on target...
8180505 Spacecraft solar cell monitoring system  
An onboard solar cell array current and voltage characteristic determination method is preferably used on small spacecraft and determines the solar cell orientation relative to the sun by a...
8136765 Method of launching into operational orbit an artificial satellite and associated propulsion device  
A method is disclosed for placing a satellite in an operational orbit. The satellite is equipped with its own satellite propulsion system as well as a detachable separate propulsion device. The...
8104718 Inflatable wing flight vehicle  
The invention is an aircraft having an inflatable wing connected to a base unit, with the inflatable wing inflated with a lifting gas such as helium. The inflatable wing has a series of cell...
8025002 Planetary impact defense system  
A system for defending a planet having a satellite against impact from an incoming body includes an explosive system and a propulsion system. The explosive system is adapted for deployment on the...
8016240 Satellites and satellite fleet implementation methods and apparatus  
A method for implementing a satellite fleet includes launching a group of satellites within a launch vehicle. In an embodiment, the satellites are structurally connected together through satellite...
7971831 Method for manufacturing a solar module in orbit  
A geosynchronous Solar Power Satellite System is created by an artificial gravity, closed ecology, multiple use structure in low earth orbit that manufactures modular solar power panels and...
7832687 On-orbit storage, plane change, and injection to final orbit of space vehicles  
Methods are described for launching multiple space vehicles. A first space vehicle and a second space vehicle can be detachably attached to a launch vehicle. The first space vehicle is for an...
7747361 Method of injecting plurality of spacecraft into different orbits individually  
In a method for injecting a plurality of spacecraft into different circum-earth or interplanetary orbits individually in a single launch, a plurality of spacecraft coupled to an assist module are...
7523892 Centripetal reflex method of space launch  
A method of launching space vehicles by towing them aloft, then twirling them around a large transport aircraft (40) at the center of a formation (AA) of other tow aircraft (28, 34) and other...
7454272 Geostationary stationkeeping method  
According to one embodiment of the invention, a stationkeeping method for a geostationary satellite includes determining a gravitational force of the sun on the satellite at a beginning of a...
7313362 High altitude airborne craft used as radio relay and method for placing said airborne craft on station  
The present invention relates to an aircraft and to a method of getting the aircraft onto station. According to the invention, said aircraft (1) includes propulsion means (2) capable only of...
7219858 Method for deploying multiple spacecraft  
A method for deploying multiple spacecraft is disclosed. The method can be used in a situation where a first celestial body is being orbited by a second celestial body. The spacecraft are loaded...
7113851 Practical orbit raising system and method for geosynchronous satellites  
A practical orbit raising method and system wherein a satellite quickly escapes the Van Allen radiation belts and payload mass and mission life are maximized. A satellite is launched that contains...
6921051 System for the delivery and orbital maintenance of micro satellites and small space-based instruments  
A low cost, on demand, dedicated launch system is provided for placing micro satellites or space-based instruments at orbital and sub-orbital altitudes and velocities. The invention describes a...
6913224 Method and system for accelerating an object  
A system for accelerating an object that includes a towing vehicle, a tether connected to the towing vehicle, an object having at least one airfoil connected to the tether and a controller for...
6729582 Method for making a support base plate for an artificial satellite on a dispenser platform for a plurality of such satellites  
A system and method for making a support base plate for an artificial satellite, including a plurality of base plates arranged in a ring on a dispenser platform, each base plate having a...
6568639 Autonomous orbit transfer vehicle  
An orbit transfer vehicle for transporting cargo between a low Earth orbit and a higher Earth orbit having a body and an engine operably coupled to the body. A reaction control system is further...
6561461 Orbit transfer vehicle with support services  
An orbit-transfer vehicle provides the navigation, propulsion, and control systems required to transport a payload satellite from a geosynchronous-transfer orbit (GTO) to a predetermined low-earth...
6543723 Electric orbit raising with variable thrust  
Systems and methods for launching a satellite into orbit that optimize the mass of the satellite delivered into orbit. A satellite carrying one or more chemical propulsion devices and one or more...
6442482 Procedure for generating operational ballistic capture transfer using a computer implemented process  
A method generates an operational ballistic capture transfer for an object emanating substantially at earth or earth orbit to arrive at the moon or moon orbit using a computer implemented process....
6409124 High-energy to low-energy orbit transfer vehicle  
The excess space and weight capacity of a conventional launch vehicle for a high-energy orbit, such as GEO, is used to deploy satellites to a low-energy orbit, such as LEO. In a preferred...
6385512 System and method of a ballistic capture transfer to L4, L5  
A technique for transferring an object such as a spacecraft to one of the stable Lagrange points, for instance L4 or L5, utilizes a substantially negligible amount of delta-V. In doing so, payload...
6378810 Satellite having a solar generator on a deployable arm, and method of bringing such a satellite on station  
A satellite has a platform of elongated shape in a direction parallel to a roll axis of the satellite. A deployable arm is pivotally carried by a longitudinally extending face of the platform. A...
6341749 Method of simultaneously reducing inclination and eccentricity for geostationary orbit transfer  
A method and apparatus is provided for calculating an estimate of thrust vectors and burn times for an optimal two-burn orbit transfer from an inclined, eccentric initial orbit to a geostationary...
6315248 Method for satellite injection using a solid fuel rocket motor  
A method of injecting a missile, having a solid fuel motor, into a satellite orbit. The method includes determining an along-track displacement and cross-track displacement with respect to the...
6286787 Small satellite GEO-to-LEO orbit transfer vehicle  
The excess space and weight capacity of a conventional geosynchronous-transfer launch vehicle is used to deploy satellites to a low-earth orbit (LEO). In a preferred embodiment, an orbit-transfer...
6213432 Method and a system for putting a space vehicle into orbit, using thrusters of high specific impulse  
The method serves to place a space vehicle, such as a satellite, on a target orbit such as the orbit adapted to normal operation of the space vehicle and starting from an elliptical initial orbit...
6182928 Method for placing an artificial satellite on a geostationary orbit  
The invention concerns a method for placing an artificial satellite on a geostationary orbit injected on said orbit by a launch vehicle. The method is characterised in that the assembly consisting...
6149103 Free return lunar flyby transfer method for geosynchronous satellites havint multiple perilune stages  
A method is provided for using at least two lunar flyby maneuvers to transfer a satellite from a quasi-geosynchronous transfer orbit having a high inclination to a final geosynchronous orbit...
6142424 Method of steering a vehicle and vehicle allowing implementation of the method  
The invention relates to a method of steering a vehicle, as well as to said vehicle allowing the method to be implemented.The method of steering such a vehicle including a propulsion system (2)...
6102334 Method and apparatus for determining close approaches for earth-fixed launch trajectories  
Determining suitable launch windows to avoid or minimize close approaches between a launch vehicle and orbiting objects. A method and apparatus is disclosed for minimizing close approaches between...
6068211 Method of earth orbit space transportation and return  
The present invention is a method of earth orbit space transportation and return utilizing a reusable flyback satellite. A reusable flyback satellite is positioned to a desired release point which...
6059233 Method and a system for launching satellites on non-coplanar orbits, making the use of gravitational assistance from the moon  
A first satellite is placed practically directly by a launcher on a first final orbit. A second satellite is placed on the same launcher is initially transferred to a highly elliptical waiting...
5961077 Method and a system for launching satellites simultaneously on non-coplanar orbits by using highly eccentric orbits and atmospheric braking  
A launcher places a first satellite practically directly on a final orbit. A second satellite carried by the same launcher is initially transferred onto a waiting orbit that is highly elliptical,...
5931419 Reducing satellite weight and cost  
Satellites are launched to a first orbit on a launch rocket. The satellites are connected together, forming a satellite cluster, that is propelled from the first orbit to a higher mission orbit by...
5716029 Constant sun angle transfer orbit sequence and method using electric propulsion  
An apparatus and method for translating a spacecraft (102, 108) from an injection orbit (114) about a central body (100) to synchronous orbit (122) in a time efficient manner. The spacecraft (102,...
5681011 Method for injecting payloads into orbit  
The present invention comprises a method for injecting a heavier payload into orbit than is possible using a traditional method and the same rocket booster launch vehicle. The method of the...
5651515 Method for re-orbiting a dual-mode propulsion geostationary spacecraft  
At the end of the operative life of the spacecraft, when all the propellant has been consumed for the normal attitude and orbit control operations, the arcjet thrusters are connected to a feed...
5595360 Optimal transfer orbit trajectory using electric propulsion  
An apparatus and method for translating a spacecraft (10) from an injection orbit (16) about a central body (10) to geosynchronous orbit (18) in a time efficient manner. The spacecraft (10)...
5507454 Satellite and method to place this satellite in orbit by gravitational assistance  
Satellite and method for placing said satellite in orbit by lunar gravitational assistance.After placing the satellite into standard orbit (01) within a quasi-equatorial plane, the satellite is...
5393017 Technique for dispensing earth satellites into multi-planar orbits  
A launch vehicle (e.g., a rocket) carrying a payload consisting of: 1) a first set of one or more satellites for delivery to a designated first orbit in a first orbital plane, and 2) a second set...

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