Protecting the Space Shuttle from Meteoroids and Orbital Debris

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National Academies Press, Dec 9, 1997 - Science - 70 pages
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The space shuttle orbiter has already been struck many times by small meteoroids and orbital debris, but it has not been damaged severely. There is a real risk, however, that a meteoroid or debris impact could one day force the crew to abort a mission or might result in loss of life or loss of the shuttle itself. Protecting the Space Shuttle from Meteoroids and Orbital Debris assesses the magnitude of the problem and suggests changes that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration can make to reduce the risk to the shuttle and its crew. December

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Contents

COLLISION AVOIDANCE
36
RISK MITIGATION
42
ACRONYMS
51
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