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Anselmo L. Modelling the long-term evolution of orbital debris. In: ERCIM News, vol. 2006 (65) pp. 25 - 27. ERCIM, 2006.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
Current space missions around the earth have to deal with a problem mostly ignored just 25 years ago: man-made orbital debris. Besides the more than 9,000 objects (50% of which are break-up fragments) routinely tracked by the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, typically larger than 10-20 cm and with a combined mass exceeding 5,000 metric tons, the circum-terrestrial space is populated by a very large amount of smaller particles, down to sub-millimetre sizes, which is continually being replenished by international space activities.
URL: http://www.ercim.org/publication/Ercim_News/
Subject Orbital Debris
Long-Term Evolution
J.2 Physical Sciences and Engineering


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