In recent decades, alternative propulsion systems have been investigated and have attracted great interest in the space community. Most of these alternative propulsion systems need propellants. One alternative propulsion system that does not require propellants and is not often discussed is electrodynamic tethers (EDTs). This paper speculates the potential applications of EDTs ranging from radiation belt remediation to momentum exchange tether re-boosting.
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Potential Applications of Electrodynamic Tethers.
International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace,