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IRIDIUM debris protection and mitigation techiques
Author(s): Robert E. Penny
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Paper Abstract

The IRIDIUM Program represents the most exciting prospect in space operations in the world today. It represents one of the best commercial opportunities as well as one of the biggest engineering challenges ever. This paper describes the trend-setting approach Motorola has taken in 'designing in' orbital debris mitigation features while keeping associated costs virtually negligible. It delineates the attributes of a comprehensive program instituted during the design phase, maintained through the development phase, and which will be continued through the operations phase. The challenges are being met head-on and Motorola is aggressively seizing the opportunity to set new standards in debris protection mitigation techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2813, Characteristics and Consequences of Orbital Debris and Natural Space Impactors, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256061
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Robert E. Penny, Motorola (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2813:
Characteristics and Consequences of Orbital Debris and Natural Space Impactors
Timothy D. Maclay; Firooz A. Allahdadi, Editor(s)

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