Deformation of space debris and subsequent changes in orbit during eclipse due to solar and earth radiation fluxes

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Abstract

Both solar radiation pressure (SRP) and Earth radiation pressure (ERP) can dramatically influence the orbit of space debris, particularly objects with a high area-to- mass ratio (HAMR objects). Little work however has investigated how these objects deform when solar radi- ation pressure (SRP) and Earth radiation pressure (ERP) forces are applied.
In this work a flexible piece of debris is modeled as a lattice of interconnected particles. Internal and external forces are modeled on a particle by particle basis allowing for complex deformations to occur. The effect of these forces is shown on flat and curved objects and a coupled deformation/attitude model demonstrated.

Conference

Conference7th European Conference on Space Debris
CountryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period18/04/1721/04/17
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Space debris
Orbits
Earth (planet)
Fluxes
Radiation
Solar radiation
Debris

Keywords

  • solar radiation pressure
  • earth radiation pressure
  • debris
  • high area-to-mass ratio
  • flexible
  • orbit prediction eclipse
  • multilayer insulation
  • orbital environment

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Grey, S. (2017). Deformation of space debris and subsequent changes in orbit during eclipse due to solar and earth radiation fluxes. Paper presented at 7th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany.
Grey, Stuart. / Deformation of space debris and subsequent changes in orbit during eclipse due to solar and earth radiation fluxes. Paper presented at 7th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany.
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