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Radar Measurements of Small Debris from HUSIR and HAXFor many years, the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office has been collecting measurements of the orbital debris environment from the Haystack Ultra-wideband Satellite Imaging Radar (HUSIR) and its auxiliary (HAX). These measurements sample the small debris population in low earth orbit (LEO). This paper will provide an overview of recent observations and highlight trends in selected debris populations. Using the NASA size estimation model, objects with a characteristic size of 1 cm and larger observed from HUSIR will be presented. Also, objects with a characteristic size of 2 cm and larger observed from HAX will be presented.
Document ID
20170004608
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Hamilton J.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Blackwell, C.
(Jacobs Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
McSheehy, R.
(Jacobs Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Juarez, Q.
(Jacobs Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Anz-Meador, P.
(Jacobs Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
May 15, 2017
Publication Date
April 18, 2017
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-39228
Meeting Information
Meeting: European Conference on Space Debris
Location: Darmstadt
Country: Germany
Start Date: April 18, 2017
End Date: April 21, 2017
Sponsors: European Space Agency. European Space Operations Center
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
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