Active Debris Removal Mapping Project

Nasseri, S Ali, Borriello, Ciro, Hussein, Alaa and Kebe, Fatoumata (2014) Active Debris Removal Mapping Project. In: 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014 (IAC-14) "Our World Needs Space", 29 Sep - 03 Oct 2014, Toronto, Canada.

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Space debris discussions initiated with the start of the space age 55 years ago and have seen special interest in current years. This is due to the large increase in the number of space debris which has led to an increased threat of collision with operational space systems and of unsafe reentry.

Due to this increased interest in this area, many different methods have been proposed in recent years for mitigation and space debris removal, some of which have even secured funding from space agencies for further development. These include ground based lasers and space based systems which use electro-dynamic tethers, solar sails or inflatable components. While each method has its own pros and cons, some of these concepts seem to be more suitable for the short term and others for the long term.

This paper identifies major performance measures for space debris removal systems based on current rules and regulations and maps the performance of the ADR technologies based on these criteria. The map can help prioritize removal concepts and required technologies in order to better meet current needs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: Space Debris, Active Debris Removal (ADR), On-Orbit Satellite Servicing (OOSS), Performance Mapping
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and communications > HE9719 Artificial satellite telecommunications
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA0168 Systems engineering
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Depositing User: Alaa Hussein
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2015 08:55
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2015 08:55

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