A statistical analysis of the future debris environment

  title={A statistical analysis of the future debris environment},
  author={J. Liou},
  journal={Acta Astronautica},
  • J. Liou
  • Published 2008
  • Engineering
  • Acta Astronautica
  • Abstract Modeling the future orbital debris environment is a difficult task. In addition to making reasonable assumptions on key parameters such as future launch traffic and solar activity projections, one needs to rely on a Monte Carlo approach to evaluate potential future on-orbit explosions and collisions. Even with the same input parameters, the outcome of the projected debris populations could vary significantly from one Monte Carlo run to the next. A common approach to assess the growth… CONTINUE READING
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