Estimation of orbital parameters of broken-up objects from in-situ debris measurements

Yutaka Kodama, Masahiro Furumoto, Yasuhiro Yoshimura, Koki Fujita, Toshiya Hanada

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Even sub-millimeter-size debris could cause a fatal damage on a spacecraft. Such tiny debris cannot be followed up or tracked from the ground. Therefore, Kyushu University has initiated IDEA the project for In-situ Debris Environmental Awareness, which conducts in-situ measurements of sub-millimeter-size debris. One of the objectives is to estimate the location of on-orbit satellite fragmentations from in-situ measurements. The previous studies revealed that it is important to find out the right nodal precession rate to estimate the orbital parameters of a broken-up object properly. Therefore, this study derives a constraint equation that applies to the nodal precession rate of the broken-up object. This study also establishes an effective procedure to estimate properly the orbital parameters of a broken-up object with the constraint equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-403
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Space Research
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Estimation of orbital parameters of broken-up objects from in-situ debris measurements. / Kodama, Yutaka; Furumoto, Masahiro; Yoshimura, Yasuhiro; Fujita, Koki; Hanada, Toshiya.

In: Advances in Space Research, Vol. 63, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 394-403.

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