Analysis of Debris from the Collision of the Cosmos 2251 and the Iridium 33 Satellites

@article{Wang2010AnalysisOD,
  title={Analysis of Debris from the Collision of the Cosmos 2251 and the Iridium 33 Satellites},
  author={Ting Wang},
  journal={Science \& Global Security},
  year={2010},
  volume={18},
  pages={118 - 87}
}
  • Ting Wang
  • Published 30 June 2010
  • Physics
  • Science & Global Security
The collision between the active American Iridium 33 satellite and the retired Russian Cosmos 2251 satellite on 10 February 2009, is the first on-orbit collision between satellites. As of 1 December 2009, the U.S. space tracking system catalogued 1,632 fragments from the collision, many of which will stay in orbit for decades. This paper estimates the total number, size, area-to-mass ratio, and relative velocity of the catalogued fragments; calculates the lifetime and orbital evolution of the… 

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