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Orbital Debris: A ChronologyThis chronology covers the 37-year history of orbital debris concerns. It tracks orbital debris hazard creation, research, observation, experimentation, management, mitigation, protection, and policy. Included are debris-producing, events; U.N. orbital debris treaties, Space Shuttle and space station orbital debris issues; ASAT tests; milestones in theory and modeling; uncontrolled reentries; detection system development; shielding development; geosynchronous debris issues, including reboost policies: returned surfaces studies, seminar papers reports, conferences, and studies; the increasing effect of space activities on astronomy; and growing international awareness of the near-Earth environment.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Portree, Davis S. F.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Loftus, Joseph P., Jr.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.60:208856
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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