author = "Ferreira, Alessandra Ferraz da Silva and Prado, Antonio Fernando 
                         Bertachini de Almeida and Guerman, A. D. and Santo, D. P. S. and 
                         Burov, A. and Winter, O. C.",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Universidade da Beira 
                         Interior} and {Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)} and 
                         National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 
                         Russian Federation and {Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)}",
                title = "Dynamics of a space tether in binary asteroids",
              journal = "Advances in the Astronautical Sciences",
                 year = "2018",
               volume = "162",
                pages = "3901--3920",
                 note = "AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2017; Stevenson; 
                         United States; 20 August 2017 through 24 August 2017",
             abstract = "The present paper studies the dynamics of space elevators 
                         constructed in double asteroids of the solar system, assuming an 
                         irregular shape for both bodies. To make this task, a tether is 
                         attached to the surface of one of the asteroids, with a spacecraft 
                         attached in the other end. The analysis of the equilibrium points 
                         to place the tether and the stability of those solutions are made. 
                         The irregularities of the bodies, assumed to be ellipsoids, are 
                         described by the coefficients of a spherical harmonic expansion. 
                         The coefficients of this expansion are functions of the dimensions 
                         of the bodies. The equilibrium conditions are studied by searching 
                         for the situations where the forces acting in the spacecraft have 
                         a zero resultant, assuming that only the gravity of both irregular 
                         bodies are present in the system. The method is applied in the 
                         double asteroid systems (3169) Ostro and (90) Antiope, which are 
                         synchronous systems. To verify the effects of the irregularities 
                         of the bodies in the solutions, calculations are also made 
                         assuming that the bodies are spherical.",
                 issn = "0065-3438.",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "AAS 17-751Rev.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "13 jun. 2021"