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Space Object Query Tool
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Author and Affiliation:
Phillips, Veronica J.(SGT, Inc., Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: STI is for a fact sheet on the Space Object Query Tool being created by the MDC. When planning launches, NASA must first factor in the tens of thousands of objects already in orbit around the Earth. The number of human-made objects, including nonfunctional spacecraft, abandoned launch vehicle stages, mission-related debris and fragmentation debris orbiting Earth has grown steadily since Sputnik 1 was launched in 1957. Currently, the U.S. Department of Defenses Joint Space Operations Center, or JSpOC, tracks over 15,000 distinct objects and provides data for more than 40,000 objects via its Space-Track program, found at space-track.org.
Publication Date: Aug 05, 2017
Document ID:
20170011544
(Acquired Dec 11, 2017)
Subject Category: ENGINEERING (GENERAL); LAUNCH VEHICLES AND LAUNCH OPERATIONS; COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Report/Patent Number: ARC-E-DAA-TN45598
Document Type: Brief Communication/Note
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNA14AA60C
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Relation Information: NASA Fact Sheet
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Public use permitted
NASA Terms: SPACE DEBRIS; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; QUERY LANGUAGES; SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS; DATA BASES; DATA PROCESSING; ORBIT INSERTION; EPHEMERIDES; CONSTELLATION PROGRAM; SPUTNIK SATELLITES; TREND ANALYSIS; SPACECRAFT LAUNCHING
Other Descriptors: SPACE CONGESTION; SO-QT; QUERY TOOL
Miscellaneous Notes: NASA Fact Sheet prepared for the 31st Annual Conference on Small Satellites in Logan, Utah, August 5-10, 2017
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