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Debris in the geostationary orbit ring, the endless shooting gallery: The necessity for a disposal policyNASA is considering establishing a policy for the limitation of the physical crowding of the geostationary orbit. The proposed policy is intended to address the following issues: (1) deal only with geostationary altitudes; (2) illustrate the unique value and usefulness of the geostationary orbit ring; (3) describe the orbital dynamics as simply as possible; (4) describe the current spacecraft and debris situation; (5) briefly review current industry and agency policies; (6) project future trends of physical crowding with the present nonpolicy; (7) propose solutions that can be implemented in the near future; and (8) use previous work as much as desirable.
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Legacy CDMS
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Conference Paper
Suddeth, D. H.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1985
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Publication: NASA. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Orbital Debris
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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