author = "Silva Neto, Jo{\~a}o Batista da and Prado, Antonio Fernando 
                         Bertachini de Almeida and Merguizo Sanchez, Diogo and Formiga, J. 
                         K. S.",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto Nacional de 
                         Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Universidade Estadual Paulista 
                title = "On the use of a variable coefficient of reflectivity associated 
                         with an augmented area-to-mass ratio to de-orbit CubeSats",
              journal = "Journal of Physics: Conference Series",
                 year = "2017",
               volume = "911",
               number = "1",
                pages = "012009",
             abstract = "The number of missions involving CubeSats increases each year, 
                         including Brazilian missions. The simplification of the projects, 
                         aiming smaller structures and less weight, makes the missions of 
                         CubeSats cheaper compared to large satellites. Another point is 
                         that, in recent years, the concern about the increase of objects 
                         in orbit becomes important, since operational satellites and upper 
                         stage of launchers that populate the Low Earth Orbit region (LEO 
                         region) are more numerous. To try to reduce the impact of this 
                         problem, there is a consensus that objects in LEO region should 
                         re-enter in the atmosphere within 25 years. This is becoming a 
                         limit for projects of CubeSats. In this scenario, the present 
                         paper presents an alternative to this problem, which is the use of 
                         devices of area augmentation and/or variation of the coefficient 
                         of reflectivity in a CubeSat. By using these devices, it is 
                         possible, even in regions where the air density is not 
                         sufficiently large or where there is no more atmosphere, to force 
                         the decay of a CubeSat. Then, one can carry out missions of 
                         CubeSat to aim for higher altitudes than current missions, 
                         expanding the possibilities of applications.",
                  doi = "10.1088/1742-6596/911/1/012009",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/911/1/012009",
                 issn = "1742-6588",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "silva neto_on the use.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "24 nov. 2020"