15 September 1993 Detection of orbital debris with GEODSS telescopes
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The results of 69 hours of zenith-staring search with the USAF GEODSS telescopes in 1990 is discussed. The flux rate is 7.2 objects/hour, roughly 10% less than that found from 1989 data. After correlation with objects in the Space Command Catalog, the ratio of cataloged objects to the total population is 0.56 versus a value of 0.45 found in 1989. Significant differences are seen in the data between the two observing sites, Maui and Diego Garcia, and between the three sets of objects resulting from the correlation with catalog data.
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Karl G. Henize, John F. Stanley, Christine A. O'Neill, Barbara S. Nowakowski, "Detection of orbital debris with GEODSS telescopes", Proc. SPIE 1951, Space Debris Detection and Mitigation, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156562; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.156562
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