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Author Pelton, Joseph N.

Title Space debris and other threats from outer space / Joseph N. Pelton
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in space development, 2191-8171
SpringerBriefs in space development.
Contents Serious Threats from Outer Space -- The Space Debris Threat and the Kessler Syndrome -- Different Approaches to the Space Debris Problem -- Who is Addressing Orbital Debris Problems? -- Technological Approaches to Debris Removal or Mitigation -- The Threat of Space Weather -- Space Radiation, the Ozone Layer and Other Environmental Concerns -- NEOS, Comets, Asteroids, Bolides and Meteors -- Protecting Against Comets and Potentially Hazardous Asteroids -- Top Ten Things to Know About Threats from Outer Space
Summary The mounting problem of space debris in low earth orbit and its threat to the operation of application satellites has been increasingly recognized as space activities increase. The efforts of the Inter Agency Space Debris Coordinating Committee (IADC) and UN COPUS have now led to international guidelines to mitigate the creation of new debris. This book discusses the technical studies being developed for active removal processes and otherwise mitigating problems of space debris, particularly in low earth orbit. This book also considers threats to space systems and the Earth that comes from natural causes such as asteroids, coronal mass ejections, and radiation. After more than half a century of space applications and explorations, the time has come to consider ways to provide sustainability for long-term space activities
Analysis Engineering
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Space debris.
Space environment.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013933569
ISBN 9781461467144 (electronic bk.)
1461467144 (electronic bk.)