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History of on-orbit satellite fragmentationsThe causes of on-orbit fragmentations are varied and may be intentional or accidental. The cause of many fragmentations remains unknown. While a few cases are currently under investigation as on-orbit collision candidates, man is directly responsible for the vast majority of artificial debris polluting the near-Earth space environment. It should be emphasized that the number of fragments listed with each event in this document represent only those debris officially cataloged by NORAD. Each known on-orbit satellite fragementation is described within this document in module format. Also listed are pertinent characteristics of each fragmentation event. Comments regarding the nature of the satellite and additional details of the events are given.
Document ID
19840026390
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Johnson, N. L.
(Teledyne Brown Engineering Colorado Springs, CO, United States)
Gabbard, J. R.
(Teledyne Brown Engineering Colorado Springs, CO, United States)
Devere, G. T.
(Teledyne Brown Engineering Colorado Springs, CO, United States)
Johnson, E. E.
(Teledyne Brown Engineering Colorado Springs, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1984
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Space Vehicles
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:171814
CS84-BMDSC-0018
NASA-CR-171814
Accession Number
84N34461
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA ORDER T-9388-J
CONTRACT_GRANT: DASG60-84-C-0005
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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