Improving The Near-Earth Meteoroid And Orbital Debris Environment Definition With LAD-C.
- Yano, H.
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- Westphal, A. J., Stansbery, E. G., Kawai, H., Corsaro, R. C., Burchell, M. J., Tabata, M., Drolshagen, G., Giovane, F. J., and Liou, J.-C.
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- To improve the near-Earth meteoroid and orbital debris environment definition, a large area particle sensor/collector is being developed to be placed on the International Space Station (ISS). This instrument, the Large Area Debris Collector (LAD-C), will attempt to record meteoroid and orbital debris impact flux, and capture the same particles with aerogel. After at least one year of deployment, the whole system will be brought back for additional laboratory analysis of the captured meteoroids and orbital debris. This project is led by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) while the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Space Test Program (STP) is responsible for the integration, deployment, and retrieval of the system. Additional contributing team members of the consortium include the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office, JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Chiba University (Japan), ESA Space Debris Office, University of Kent (UK), and University of California at Berkeley. The deployment of LAD-C on the ISS is planned for 2008, with the system retrieval in late 2009.
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- Document ID: 20060052395.
57th International Astronautical Congress; 2-6 Oct. 2006; Valencia; Spain.
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