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Interactions between space systems and the orbital environment
Author(s): Richard Crowther; Vivienne Marsh; Hedley Stokes; Roger Walker
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces a strategy for minimizing the growth of orbital debris by controlling the collision hazard that it represents to operational satellites. Applying the theory of Kessler, an analytic tool can be developed to set target survivability levels for operational satellites, to determine the individual contributions of different missions to the debris hazard, and to manage the debris environment by assessing the efficacy of different mitigation measures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2813, Characteristics and Consequences of Orbital Debris and Natural Space Impactors, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256063
Show Author Affiliations
Richard Crowther, Defence Research Agency (United Kingdom)
Vivienne Marsh, Defense Research Agency (United Kingdom)
Hedley Stokes, Defence Research Agency (United Kingdom)
Roger Walker, Defence Research Agency (United Kingdom)


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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