Malcolm Macdonald, B. Eng. (Hons) PhD C.Eng. FRAeS

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  • United Kingdom

20012020
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2011

Solar Sailing: applications and technology advancement

Macdonald, M., Feb 2011, Advances in Spacecraft Technologies. Hall, J. (ed.). p. Chapter 2

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Momentum
Spacecraft
Sun
Photons
Solar radiation
2006

A detailed examination of interactive buckling in plain channel sections

Aziz, A., Rhodes, J., Macdonald, M. & Nash, D. H., 2006, Proceedings of the 18th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2006.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Buckling
Finite element method

High energy small body missions using solar sail propulsion

McInnes, C., Hughes, G. W. & Macdonald, M., 2006, Proceedings of the 56th International Astronautical Congress. IAC-05-A3.5.B.05 ed.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

solar propulsion
retrograde orbits
impactors
asteroids
comets

Small bodies missions and technologies (part 2)

McInnes, C., Hughes, G. W. & Macdonald, M., 2006, Proceedings of the 56th International Astronautical Congress. p. IAC-05

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sample return missions
asteroids
projectiles
rendezvous
launch vehicles
2005

Potential effects of optical solar sail degredation on trajectory design

Dachwald, B., Baturkin, V., Coverstone, V. L., Diedrich, B., Garbe, G. P., Gorlich, M., Leipold, M., Lura, F., Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. R., Mengali, G., Quarta, A. A., Rios-Reyes, L., Scheeres, D. J., Sebolt, W. & Wie, B., 2005, Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. p. 2569-2592 23 p.

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Trajectories
Degradation
Solar sails
Optical films
Solar radiation

Potential solar sail degradation effects on trajectory and altitude controls

Dachwald, B., Sebolt, W., Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. R., Rios-Reyes, L., Scheeres, D. J., Gorlich, M., Lura, F., Diedrich, B., Baturkin, V., Coverstone, V. L., Leipold, M. & Garbe, G., 2005, Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference.

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Altitude control
Trajectories
Degradation
2004
2 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of a solar sail mercury sample return mission

Hughes, G. W., Macdonald, M., McInnes, C., Atzei, A. & Falkner, P., 2004, Proceedings of the 55th International Astronautical Congress. IAC-04-S.2.b.08 ed. p. 197

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Orbits
Solar sails
Earth (planet)
Propellants
Sun
17 Citations (Scopus)

A near-term roadmap for solar sailing

Macdonald, M., McInnes, C. & Hughes, G. W., 2004, Proceedings of the 55th International Astronautical Congress. p. 96

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Demonstrations
Propulsion
Sensitivity analysis
Earth (planet)
Systems analysis
2002

Geosail: A novel solar sail mission concept for geospace

Alexander, D., McInnes, C. R., Angelopoulos, V., Sandeman, A. W., Macdonald, M. & El-Genk, M. S. (ed.), 2002, Proceeding of the AIP Space Technology and Appications International Forum/Staif 2002, Innovative Transportation Systems and Beyond. p. 305-312 7 p.

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Seasonal efficiencies of solar sailing in planetary orbit

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 2002, Proceedings of 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, The Second World Space Congress.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Orbits
Spacecraft propulsion
Trajectories
Gain control
Planets
7 Citations (Scopus)

Solar sail capture trajectories at Mercury

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C., 2002, Proceedings of the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit. 7 p.

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Open Access
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Trajectories
Planets
Solar sails
Sun
Propulsion
2001

Analytic control laws for near-optimal geocentric solar sail transfers

Macdonald, M. & McInnes, C. R., 2001, Advances in Astronautical Science. 3 ed. Vol. 109. p. 2693-2411 282 p.

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