Indices of growth of danger for space activities from orbital debris and the related mitigation measures

1Veniaminov, SS, 2Oleynikov, II, 2Melnikov, EK
1Scientific Research Center of the Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Forces of the Russian Ministy of the Defence, Moscow, Russia
2Ballistic center of Central Research Institute of Machine Building, Korolyov, Russia
Kinemat. fiz. nebesnyh tel (Online) 2016, 32(5):25-33
Start Page: Problems of Astronomy
Language: Russian

Intensive mastering of near-earth space often followed by breakups of spacecraft has led to its significant and progressive contamination. Investigation of this problem seems to be of current importance. Collision of space objects (SO), their relative velocities reaching up to 17.5 km/s, implies catastrophic consequences, especially for active SOs. A special trouble is caused concerning the piloted spacecraft, in particular for International Space Station (ISS). In this paper, taking ISS as an example, the dangerous progressive growth of near space is shown.

Keywords: International Space Station, orbital debris

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