Controlling the growth of future LEO debris populations with active debris removal

@article{Liou2010ControllingTG,
  title={Controlling the growth of future LEO debris populations with active debris removal},
  author={J. Liou and N. L. Johnson and N. Hill},
  journal={Acta Astronautica},
  year={2010},
  volume={66},
  pages={648-653}
}
  • J. Liou, N. L. Johnson, N. Hill
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering
  • Acta Astronautica
  • Abstract Active debris removal (ADR) was suggested as a potential means to remediate the low Earth orbit (LEO) debris environment as early as the 1980s. The reasons ADR has not become practical are due to its technical difficulties and the high cost associated with the approach. However, as the LEO debris populations continue to increase, ADR may be the only option to preserve the near-Earth environment for future generations. An initial study was completed in 2007 to demonstrate that a simple… CONTINUE READING
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