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development of the space debris sensor (sds)Debris Resistive/Acoustic Grid Orbital Navy-NASA Sensor (DRAGONS) is an impact sensor designed to detect and characterize collisions with small orbital debris: from 50 microns to greater than 1millimeter debris size detection; Characterizes debris size, speed, direction, and density. The Space Debris Sensor (SDS) is a flight demonstration of DRAGONS on the International Space Station: Approximately 1 square meter of detection area facing the ISS velocity vector; Minimum two year mission on Columbus External Payloads Facility (EPF); Minimal obstruction from ISS hardware; Development is nearing final checkout and integration with the ISS; Current launch schedule is SpaceX13, about September 2017, or SpaceX14, about Jan 2018.
Document ID
Document Type
Hamilton, Joe
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Liou, J. -C.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Anz-Meador, P.
(Jacobs Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Matney, M.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Christiansen, E.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
February 7, 2017
Publication Date
January 31, 2017
Subject Category
Space Transportation and Safety
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
2017 In-Space Inspection Workshop(Houston, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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