Collision Risk Mitigation in Geostationary Orbit

  title={Collision Risk Mitigation in Geostationary Orbit},
  author={Luciano Anselmo and Carmen Pardini},
  journal={Space Debris},
The short- and long-term effects of spacecraft explosions, as a function of the end-of-life re-orbit altitude above the geostationary orbit (GEO), were analyzed in terms of their additional contribution to the debris flux in the GEO ring. The simulated debris clouds were propagated for 72 yrs, taking into account all the relevant orbital perturbations.The results obtained show that 6–7 additional explosions in GEO would be sufficient, in the long term, to double the current collision risk with… 
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