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History of On-Orbit Satellite Fragmentations (14th Edition) Nicholas L Johnson

History of On-Orbit Satellite Fragmentations (14th Edition)

Nicholas L Johnson

Published June 30th 2008
ISBN : 9781782661702
Paperback
500 pages
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Includes full color illustrations. Since the first serious satellite fragmentation occurred in June 1961 (which instantaneously increased the total Earth satellite population by more than 400%) the issue of space operations within the finite regionMoreIncludes full color illustrations. Since the first serious satellite fragmentation occurred in June 1961 (which instantaneously increased the total Earth satellite population by more than 400%) the issue of space operations within the finite region of space around the Earth has been the subject of increasing interest and concern. The prolific satellite fragmentations of the 1970s and the marked increase in the number of fragmentations in the 1980s served to widen international research into the characteristics and consequences of such events. Continued events in all orbits in later years make definition and historical accounting of those events crucial to future research. Large, manned space stations and the growing number of operational robotic satellites demand a better understanding of the hazards of the dynamic Earth satellite population.