Formation of Spacecraft own Ionosphere and Effects of its Impacts

Space technics and technology


Nadiradze A. B.1*, Shaposhnikov V. .2, Korsun A. G., Kurshakov M. Y., Gabdullin F. F., Tverdokhlebova E. M.

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2. Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia



The mechanisms of both the formation of ionized environment around a geostationary spacecraft, called in the paper spacecraft own ionosphere (SCOI), and the generation of the main SCOI’ component – the secondary plasma fluxes from the electric thruster exhausted jet, are considered. It is described the computer simulation technique to calculation the negative effects of SCOI impacts among them: erosion, force, contamination, optic jamming and radio noice. The presented software was developed jointly the MAI’ and TsNIImash’ specialists and allows to solve the basic problems relating to the determination of SCOI parameters and its impact on the spacecraft.


spacecraft; own outer atmosphere; ionosphere; electric thruster, software

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