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Multi-scale plasma particle simulation for the development of interplanetary flight system
Magneto Plasma Sail (MPS) is proposed as one of the innovative interplanetary flight systems. The propulsion of MPS is obtained as a result of multi-scale kinetic interactions between the solar wind plasma and the small-scale artificial magnetosphere created around the spacecraft. To examine the multi-scale plasma interactions in association with MPS, we will establish the foundation and the methodology for the multi-scale plasma particle simulations by combining Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) and Particle-In-Cell (PIC) methods.