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Proposed preliminary design criteria model environment for the 1990'sAn environment must first be defined before the effects of that environment can be evaluated. The environment may later prove to be either more severe or less severe, and consequently the effects will also become either more severe or less severe. Thus, the original environment can also serve as a reference point for future updates. A model environment for orbital debris is proposed. It is recognized that much more is unknown about the environment than is known, and any model at best represents an educated guess based on a limited amount of data. The major assumptions in the proposed model environment and the uncertainty in those assumptions are discussed.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kessler, D. J.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Orbital Debris
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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