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Impact Studies Using a One Stage Light Gas Gun

  title={Impact Studies Using a One Stage Light Gas Gun},
  author={Jorge Carmona and Mike Cook and Jimmy Schmoke and Katherine Harper and Jerry Reay and Lorin Swint Matthews and Truell W. Hyde},
  journal={arXiv: General Physics},
The Center for Astrophysics,Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) has completed construction and calibration of a Light Gas Gun (LGG), which is used for low velocity impact studies. At geosynchronous orbit, space debris can impact commercial satellites at velocities of 500 m/s [1] reducing their useful lifetime. Additionally, there is an ever-increasing population of abandoned nonoperational satellites and related debris in these orbits [2]. Therefore, it is important to clearly… 
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