8 June 1994 Collision prediction for elliptical orbits
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Abstract
The threat posed by hypervelocity collisions with space debris and meteoroids remains an increasingly critical factor in predicting the safety and reliability of future space missions. Therefore, the use of analytical tools that allow detailed risk assessment is vital in assisting designers with balancing the exigencies of mission objectives, shielding, and orbit selection. Towards this end, EnviroNET is expanding and joining the Orbital Debris and Meteoroid Models (both developed at Johnson Space Center) to create a tool to assess the risk of collision.
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Michael Lauriente, Richard V. Durand, John L. Ruby, "Collision prediction for elliptical orbits", Proc. SPIE 2214, Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177653; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.177653
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Space operations

Particles

Solar radiation models

Data modeling

Safety

Environmental sensing

Failure analysis

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