|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B64G-001/56 B64G-001/10 B64G-001/22 B64G-001/24 B64G-001/52|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 14|
The invention relates to the protection of spacecraft from debris and to de-orbiting devices of the atmospheric drag type, and to debris sweeping apparatus for the removal of debris from the space environment. The debris shielding apparatus for a spacecraft has a shield unit including a shielding surface for impeding incident debris. The shield unit is attached to the spacecraft body and has a drive mechanism for positioning the shield unit in relation to the spacecraft body. The drive mechanism is capable of moving the shield unit between a stowed first...
1. Apparatus for a spacecraft, comprising: a planar space debris and meteoroid shield unit including at least one space debris and meteoroid shielding layer having a space debris and meteroid shielding surface;attachment means for attaching the space debris and meteoroid shield unit to a spacecraft body; anda driving apparatus configured to move the space debris and meteoroid shield unit between a stowed first position, a fully deployed second position and a fully deployed third position, the driving apparatus being further configured to hold the space d...