The Resource Limiting future collision risk to spacecraft : an assessment of NASA's meteoroid and orbital debris programs, Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Orbital Debris Program, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of The National Academies

Limiting future collision risk to spacecraft : an assessment of NASA's meteoroid and orbital debris programs, Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Orbital Debris Program, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of The National Academies

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Limiting future collision risk to spacecraft : an assessment of NASA's meteoroid and orbital debris programs
Title
Limiting future collision risk to spacecraft
Title remainder
an assessment of NASA's meteoroid and orbital debris programs
Statement of responsibility
Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Orbital Debris Program, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of The National Academies
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Derelict satellites, equipment and other debris orbiting Earth (aka space junk) have been accumulating for many decades and could damage or even possibly destroy satellites and human spacecraft if they collide. During the past 50 years, various National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) communities have contributed significantly to maturing meteoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) programs to their current state. Satellites have been redesigned to protect critical components from MMOD damage by moving critical components from exterior surfaces to deep inside a satellite's structure. Orbits are monitored and altered to minimize the risk of collision with tracked orbital debris. MMOD shielding added to the International Space Station (ISS) protects critical components and astronauts from potentially catastrophic damage that might result from smaller, untracked debris and meteoroid impacts. Limiting Future Collision Risk to Spacecraft: An Assessment of NASA's Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Program examines NASA's efforts to understand the meteoroid and orbital debris environment, identifies what NASA is and is not doing to mitigate the risks posed by this threat, and makes recommendations as to how they can improve their programs. While the report identified many positive aspects of NASA's MMOD programs and efforts including responsible use of resources, it recommends that the agency develop a formal strategic plan that provides the basis for prioritizing the allocation of funds and effort over various MMOD program needs. Other necessary steps include improvements in long-term modeling, better measurements, more regular updates of the debris environmental models, and other actions to better characterize the long-term evolution of the debris environment."--Summary Desciption from Publisher
Cataloging source
NRC
Dewey number
629.4/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL1499
LC item number
.N35 2011 ebook
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Limiting future collision risk to spacecraft : an assessment of NASA's meteoroid and orbital debris programs, Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Orbital Debris Program, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of The National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis and Launch Collision Avoidance
  • Spacecraft Anomalies
  • Issues External to NASA
  • Management and Organizational Issues
  • Preparing for the Future
  • Compiled List of Findings and Recommendations
  • Appendixes
  • Letter of Request
  • Statement of Task
  • Committee and Staff Biographical Information
  • Introduction and Historical Background
  • Acronyms
  • Glossary
  • Reprinted Workshop Report
  • Orbital Debris Environment: Detection and Monitoring
  • Orbital Debris Modeling and Simulation
  • The Meteoroid Environment and Its Effects on Spacecraft
  • Risk Assessment and Uncertainty
  • Spacecraft Protection in the MMOD Environment
  • Mitigation of Orbital Debris
  • Hazards Posed by Reentry of Orbital Debris
Control code
ocn772284261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 166 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283376402
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b26489685
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)772284261
  • pebcs0309219752

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