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Author Baiocchi, Dave.

Title Confronting space debris : strategies and warnings from comparable examples including deepwater horizon / Dave Baiocchi, William Welser IV.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010.
Publication Info. 2010


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 127 pages) : illustrations.
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computer c rdamedia
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Series RAND Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Summary "Orbital (space) debris represents a growing threat to the operation of man-made objects in space. According to Nick Johnson, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) chief scientist for orbital debris, '[T]he current orbital debris environment poses a real, albeit low level, threat to the operation of spacecraft' in both low earth orbit (LEO) and geosynchronous orbit (GEO) (Johnson, 2010). There are currently hundreds of thousands of objects greater than one centimeter in diameter in Earth's orbit. The collision of any one of these objects with an operational satellite would cause catastrophic failure of that satellite. This monograph presents a new way of thinking about the orbital debris problem. It should be of interest to space-faring nation-states and commercial firms, the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and the general public. This research was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the Intelligence Community."--Page iii.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-120) and index.
Contents Introduction: The problem of orbital debris -- Methodology -- Comparable problems and identifying characteristics -- Nomenclature -- A framework for addressing orbital debris and the comparable problems -- Analysis: comparing the timeline of orbital debris with the timelines of the comparable problems -- Mitigation strategies and their use in other communities -- Remedies and Their Use in Other Communities -- Summarizing Observations -- Appendix A: A brief overview of orbital debris and the comparable problems -- Appendix B: The descriptive framework applied to orbital debris and the comparables.
Subject Space debris.
Space industrialization.
Outer space.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Space debris. (OCoLC)fst01127669
Space industrialization. (OCoLC)fst01127744
Outer space. (OCoLC)fst01243437
space -- environment.
Mechanical Engineering.
Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Aeronautics Engineering & Astronautics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Welser, William, IV.
Rand Corporation.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Baiocchi, Dave. Confronting space debris. Santa Monica : Rand Corporation, 2010 0833050567 (OCoLC)680614570
ISBN 9780833051905 (electronic bk.)
0833051903 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-1042-DARPA

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