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Probability of successful completion of microgravity experiments onboard the Space Station subject to random orbital debris collision avoidance maneuvers
Author(s): Brian A. Bourgeois
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Paper Abstract

Explicit formulas are given for the probability of occurrence of at least six successful r-day microgravityexperiments per year onboard the Space Station for a given annual expected number of collision avoidance maneuvers, where r is a parameter in the range 23 —30. Results indicate an 88% probability for 30-day experiments and a 99% probability for 25-day experiments for an expected annual maneuver rate of 8.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2214, Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177648
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Brian A. Bourgeois, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2214:
Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies
Firooz A. Allahdadi; Michael Chrisp; Concetto R. Giuliano; W. Pete Latham; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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