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Safety Design for Space Systems by Tommaso Sgobba, Axel Larsen, Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D

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Chapter 10. Meteoroid and Debris Protection
Heiner Klinkrad, Ph.D.
Head, Space Debris Office, European Space Operations Center, European Space Agency, Darmstadt, Germany

Contents

10.1 Risk Control Measures 319
By Heiner Klinkrad, Ph.D.
10.2 Emergency Repair Considerations for Spacecraft Pressure Wall Damage 332
By Kornel Nagy, Ph.D., and Russell Graves

10.1. Risk Control Measures

Space systems exposed to human made space debris and the natural meteoroid environment can avoid an impact induced mission termination in two ways: by maneuvering to avoid conjunctions of high risk with cataloged, tracked objects or by deploying shields to mitigate the effect of impacts from unobservable objects.

10.1.1. Maneuvering

Orbit Prediction Accuracy

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