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Krag H., Delavault S., Rossi A. Environmental consequences of the collision of Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251. In: IADC-27 - 27th Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) Plenary Meeting (Darmstadt, Germany, 25-27 marzo 2009).
An analysis of the collision between Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 is performed. The short term consequences for the Low Earth Orbit environment are evaluated with particular attention to the increased collision risk for the French and ESA assets in space.
Subject Space debris
Celestial mechanics
Satellites constellations
Collision risk
J.2 Physical Sciences and Engineering
70M20 Orbital mechanics

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