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Recent near Earth satellite flux data: Contributions in the definition of the interplanetary flux at 1 AU heliocentric distance

McDonnell, J.A.M. and Gardner, D.J. and McBride, N. (1996) Recent near Earth satellite flux data: Contributions in the definition of the interplanetary flux at 1 AU heliocentric distance. In: Gustafson, B.A. and Hanner, M.S., eds. Proceedings of the 150th colloquium of the International Astronomical Union. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference . Astronomical Soc Pacific, pp. 193-200. ISBN 1-886733-24-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:18670)

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Abstract

Recently analysed hypervelocity impact data from retrieved satellites are summarised. Analyses of perforation data show that mean densities are low (around 1.5-2 \(g-cm^3\)), impact velocities are consistent with radar meteor observations and that high aspect ration particles are not found. Mean data for \(F_{max}>30\mu m\) agrees well with the Grun et al. Interplanetary flux model, though there is evidence of a strong bias towards the Earth apex of motion direction. For \(F_{max}<30\mu m\) the data at LDEF's altitude is dominated by space debris.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Proceedings Paper
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2009 12:10 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18670 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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