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Orbital debris: A technical assessmentTo acquire an unbiased technical assessment of (1) the research needed to better understand the debris environment, (2) the necessity and means of protecting spacecraft against the debris environment, and (3) potential methods of reducing the future debris hazard, NASA asked the National Research Council to form an international committee to examine the orbital debris issue. The committee was asked to draw upon available data and analyses to: characterize the current debris environment, project how this environment might change in the absence of new measures to alleviate debris proliferation, examine ongoing alleviation activities, explore measures to address the problem, and develop recommendations on technical methods to address the problems of debris proliferation.
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Document Type
Gleghorn, George
(TRW Space Technology Labs. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA., United States)
Asay, James
(Sandia National Labs. Albuquerque, NM., United States)
Atkinson, Dale
(POD Associates, Inc. Albuquerque, NM., United States)
Flury, Walter
(European Space Agency. European Space Operations Center Darmstadt, Germany)
Johnson, Nicholas
(Kaman Sciences Corp. Albuquerque, NM., United States)
Kessler, Donald
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX., United States)
Knowles, Stephen
(Naval Space Surveillance System Dahlgren, VA., United States)
Rex, Dietrich
(Technische Univ. Brunswick, Germany)
Toda, Susumu
(National Aerospace Lab. Tokyo, Japan)
Veniaminov, Stanislav
(Space Research Center Kosmos Moscow, Russia)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:198639
Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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