Shape distribution of fragments from microsatellite impact tests

Toshiya Hanada, Jer Chyi Liou

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Abstract

Fragment shape is an important factor for conducting reliable orbital debris damage assessments for critical space assets. This paper provides some information on shape distribution of fragments observed from microsatellite impact tests completed as part of an ongoing collaboration between Kyushu University and the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office. Two distinct groups can be observed in the shape distribution provided. One includes needle-like objects, while another includes plate-like objects. Therefore, this paper suggests modeling the shape distribution as two different groups, needles and plates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th European Conference on Space Debris
Volume672 SP
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event5th European Conference on Space Debris - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: Mar 30 2009Apr 2 2009

Other

Other5th European Conference on Space Debris
CountryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period3/30/094/2/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Hanada, T., & Liou, J. C. (2009). Shape distribution of fragments from microsatellite impact tests. In Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Space Debris (Vol. 672 SP)