Using breakup models and propagators to devise debris search strategies in GEO

Toshiya Hanada, Mark Matney

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Current search strategies for telescopes observing the GEO environment are designed around the known orbital distributions of catalogued objects. However, the majority of catalogued objects are believed to be intact spacecraft and rocket bodies - not the debris particles the searches are intended to locate. If there have been breakups in GEO, the explosions may have put the debris into orbits that are significantly different from those in the catalogue. Consequently, observation plans optimized for the catalogue population may not be optimized for any unseen debris populations. We will present some hypothetical cases, including a near-synchronous US Titan IIIC Transtage explosion, to demonstrate this effect and make some observations on how to implement future search strategies.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)373-383
ページ数11
ジャーナルAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
110
出版ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2002
イベントProceedings of the 9th International Space Conference of Pacific Basin Societies (ISCOPS, formerly PISSTA) - Pasadena, CA, 米国
継続期間: 11 14 200111 16 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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