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Space Debris Models and Risk Analysis

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ISBN-10: 354025448X

ISBN-13: 9783540254485

Edition: 2006

Authors: Heiner Klinkrad

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In Space Debris Models and Risk Analysis the authors will provide the reader with a comprehensive background to understand the various sources of space debris, and to assess associated risks due to the current and future space debris environment. Apart from the non-trackable objects produced by historic on-orbit fragmentation events, several other sources of space debris will be outlined. Models will be described to allow the generation and propagation of the different debris families and permit the assessment of the associated collision risk on representative target orbits for present and future conditions. Using traffic models and possible mitigation practices, the future evolution of the…    
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Book details

List price: $299.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Publication date: 1/5/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 430
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

The current space debris environment and its sources
Modeling of the current space debris environment
Modeling of collision flux for the current space debris environment
Modeling of the future space debris environment
Effects of debris mitigation measures on environment projections
Hypervelocity impact damage assessment and protection techniques
Operational collision avoidance with regard to catalog objects
Re-entry prediction and on-ground risk estimation
Modeling of the terrestrial meteoroid environment
Space debris activities in an international context
Basics of orbit mechanics
The atmosphere of the Earth
The gravitational potential of the Earth
The world population viewed from orbit
Color supplement