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LDEF data correlation to existing NASA debris environment modelsSince the Long Duration Exposure Facility was gravity gradient stabilized and did not rotate, the directional dependence of the flux can be easily distinguished. During the deintegration of LDEF, all impact features larger than 0.5 mm into aluminum were documented for diameters and locations. In addition, all diameters and locations of all impact features larger than 0.3 mm into Scheldahl G411500 thermal control blankets were also documented. This data, along with additional information collected from LDEF materials archived at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) on smaller features, will be compared with current meteoroid and debris models. This comparison will provide a validation of the models and will identify discrepancies between the models and the data.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Atkinson, Dale R.
(POD Associates, Inc. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Allbrooks, Martha K.
(POD Associates, Inc. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Watts, Alan J.
(POD Associates, Inc. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Langley Research Center, First LDEF Post-Retrieval Symposium Abstracts
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Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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