FROM LDEF TO EURECA - ORBITAL DEBRIS AND METEOROIDS IN LOW-EARTH-ORBIT

JC MANDEVILLE*, L BERTHOUD

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Abstract

Many human operations have created a large population of small orbital debris in near Earth environment. The threat they represent for satellites is a major factor for the preparation of future space missions.

Several experiments devoted to the study of this environment, as well as various materials exposed to space, have been retrieved in the past few years. The analysis of the results shows some differences with previous modeling. Comparison with data from LDEF and from EURECA give some insight in the long term evolution of particle size distribution. Chemical identification of particle remnants inside craters is difficult but provides valuable information on the origin of the impactors.

Permanent monitoring of environment is obviously needed, especially for the type of orbits where data are presently scarce ie. heliosynchronous and geostationary orbits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSPACE DEBRIS
EditorsW Flury
Place of PublicationOXFORD
PublisherPergamon Press
Pages67-72
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-08-042636-0
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventB1 2 Meeting of COSPAR Scientific Commission B on Space Debris, at the 30th COSPAR Scientific Assembly - HAMBURG, Germany
Duration: 11 Jul 199421 Jul 1994

Publication series

NameADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH
PublisherPERGAMON PRESS LTD
Volume16
ISSN (Print)0273-1177

Conference

ConferenceB1 2 Meeting of COSPAR Scientific Commission B on Space Debris, at the 30th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
CountryGermany
CityHAMBURG
Period11/07/9421/07/94

Cite this

MANDEVILLE, JC., & BERTHOUD, L. (1995). FROM LDEF TO EURECA - ORBITAL DEBRIS AND METEOROIDS IN LOW-EARTH-ORBIT. In W. Flury (Ed.), SPACE DEBRIS (pp. 67-72). (ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH; Vol. 16). Pergamon Press.