Giotto-Spacecraft Charging Due to Impact Generated Plasma in the Presence of Dielectric Materials,
UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE SCIENCES
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The charging effects of a conducting and a conductingdielectric model spacecraft in the impact induced plasma environment are contrasted. The results of dynamic model calculations indicate larger charging times and higher positive spacecraft potentials for a conductingdielectric spacecraft. The potential and particle distributions around the spacecraft differ quantitatively and qualitatively in both cases.
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Electricity and Magnetism