ARTIFICIAL SPACE DEBRIS

Author(s)

Johnson, Nicholas L.

McKnight, Darren S.

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 1987, Reprint Ed. 1991

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

142

0-89464-043-7

C

$61.25

Description

Reviews

Over eighty man-made Earth satellites have fragmented since the Transit 4A rocket exploded in 1961. Now, nearly 50 percent of all objects being tracked in near-Earth orbit are debris fragments from these satellite breakups. The sources of this debris and its future implications on space endeavors are discussed in this book. Emphasis is placed on measurements of fragments and discerning the cause of the many breakups which have been triggered by unknown means. This book examines the technical issues of orbital debris in a comprehensive manner useful to the systems engineer, yet it is still thought provoking to the researching graduate student. An appendix has been added to this edition to provide updates and insights on a number of important technical and policy events that have occurred since the original printing of the book, and some areas requiring more in-depth coverage have been expanded. Errata from the first printing is included, as well as current data on breakups and the cataloged population.

"This is an excellent book and required reading for all involved with space operations. The enthusiast would also find a feast of fascinating reading." -- Satellite News, June 1988             "This first book on space debris is an important contribution to the understanding and recognition of a serious problem. The book is not alarmist, and gives a balanced and objective statement of the relevant facts. Certainly, the space community should heed to its message." -- Applied Mechanics, June 1988           "...this excellent account of the technical background to the space debris problem can only be highly recommended." -- Elmar Vitt, German Journal Of Air And Space Laws

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