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Observations of the orbital debris complex by the Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satelliteThe midcourse space experiment (MSX) provides the opportunity to observe debris at multiple, simultaneous wavelengths, or in conjunction with other sensors and prior data sets. The instruments onboard MSX include an infrared telescope, an infrared interferometer, a visible telescope, an ultraviolet telescope and a spectroscopic imager. The spacecraft carries calibration spheres for instrument calibration and atmospheric drag studies. The experimental program, the implementation aspects, the data reduction techniques and the preliminary results are described.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Vilas, Faith (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX United States)
Anz-Meador, Phillip (Viking Science and Technology, Inc. United States)
Talent, Dave (Lockheed Martin Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1997
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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