publication . Article . 2015

Protecting Spacecraft Fragments from Exposure to Small Debris

V. V. Zelentsov;
Open Access
  • Published: 03 Jun 2015 Journal: Science and Education of the Bauman MSTU (eissn: 1994-0408, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Science and Education of the Bauman MSTU
Abstract
<p>Since the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite a large amount of space debris has been accumulated in near-earth space. This debris comprises the exhausted spacecrafts, final stages of rocket-carriers and boosters, technological space junk, consisting of the structure elements, which are separated when deploying the solar arrays, antennas etc., as well as when undocking a booster and a spacecraft. All the debris is divided into observable one of over 100 mm in size and unobservable debris. In case of possible collision with the observed debris an avoidance manoeuvre is provided. The situation with unobservable debris is worse, its dimensions ranging...
Subjects
free text keywords: debris, shield, honeycomb, foam, ballistic fabric, Kevlar, sandwich panels, carbon fiber, mesh, composite materials, Computer engineering. Computer hardware, TK7885-7895, Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics, TA349-359
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publication . Article . 2015

Protecting Spacecraft Fragments from Exposure to Small Debris

V. V. Zelentsov;