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Spooling of Initial Ribbon for Launch
Launching the first ribbon to GEO for deployment entails spooling the ribbon in such a way that it can survive launch, not get distorted on the spool and deploy smoothly.
- Definition paper on standard ribbon spooling techniques and compare to what we need
- Experimental demonstration of a large scale spooling, vibration test and unspooling of a ribbon like that in the baseline