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Orbital DebrisEarth orbital debris issues and recommended future activities are discussed. The workshop addressed the areas of environment definition, hazards to spacecraft, and space object management. It concluded that orbital debris is a potential problem for future space operations. However, before recommending any major efforts to control the environment, more data are required. The most significant required data are on the population of debris smaller than 4 cm in diameter. New damage criteria are also required. When these data are obtained, they can be combined with hypervelocity data to evaluate the hazards to future spacecraft. After these hazards are understood, then techniques to control the environment can be evaluated.
Document ID
19850012878
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Kessler, D. J. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Su, S. Y. (Lockheed-EMSCO Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1985
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
S-532
NAS 1.55:2360
NASA-CP-2360
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 906-75-22
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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