Orbital Debris from Upper Stage Breakup (Google eBook)

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AIAA, 1989
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Contents

Current Orbital Debris Environment
3
Evolution of the Artificial Earth Satellite Environment
15
Hypervelocity Impact and UpperStage Breakups
25
Preliminary Analysis of the Fragmentation of the Spot 1 Ariane
41
Explosive Fragmentation of Orbiting Propellant Tanks
107
Characteristics of Satellite Breakups from Radar Cross Section
131
Albedo Estimates for Debris
147
ArianeRelated Debris in DeepSpace Orbit
157
Potential Spot1 RBCosmos 1680 RB Collision
163
Removal of Orbital Debris
169
Cost Estimates for Removal of Orbital Debris
183
Current Operational Practice for the Delta Second Stage
201
Centaur Upper Stage
211
Author Index for Volume 121
219
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