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Collision prediction for elliptical orbits
Author(s): Michael Lauriente; Richard V. Durand; John L. Ruby
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Paper Abstract

The threat posed by hypervelocity collisions with space debris and meteoroids remains an increasingly critical factor in predicting the safety and reliability of future space missions. Therefore, the use of analytical tools that allow detailed risk assessment is vital in assisting designers with balancing the exigencies of mission objectives, shielding, and orbit selection. Towards this end, EnviroNET is expanding and joining the Orbital Debris and Meteoroid Models (both developed at Johnson Space Center) to create a tool to assess the risk of collision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2214, Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177653
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Michael Lauriente, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard V. Durand, University Research Foundation (United States)
John L. Ruby, University Research Foundation (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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