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Space Debris Hazard EvaluationThe hazard to space vehicles from natural space debris has been explored. A survey of the available information pertinent to this problem is presented. The hope is that this presentation gives a coherent picture of the knowledge to date in terms of the topic covered. The conclusion reached is that a definite hazard exists but that it can only be poorly assessed on the basis of present information. The need for direct measurement of this hazard is obvious, and some of the problems involved in making these direct measurements have been explored.
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Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Davison, Elmer H.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Winslow, Paul C., Jr.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1961
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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