The Mineralogy and Chemistry of Micrometeorites

  • Published 2012
Prior to their retrieval from low Earth orbit (LEO), the individual solar cells that make up the ‘-V2’ solar array panel from the Huhble Space Telescope (HST) were prone to hypervelocity (>5 k d s ) impact damage from micrometeoroids and space debris. The analysis of such passive collector surfaces allows sampling of micrometeoroids that have not undergone… (More)