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Dust impacts on the European retrievable carrier (EuReCa) spacecraft

Yano, Hajime and McDonnell, J.A.M. (1994) Dust impacts on the European retrievable carrier (EuReCa) spacecraft. In: Kozai, Yoshihide and Binzel, Richard P. and Hirayama, Tomohiro, eds. Seventy-five Years of Hirayama Asteroid Families: The Role of Collisions in the Solar System History. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series . Astronomical Society of the Pacific, pp. 161-167. ISBN 0-937707-82-1. E-ISBN 978-1-58381-399-7. (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:20118)

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Abstract

The EuReCa free flyer was retrieved after 11 months in the Low Earth Orbit and its post flight analysis has been carried out. As of December, 1993, 24 m2 of multi-layer insulators and 2.7m2 aluminium plates of the spacecraft were scanned and 96 hypervelocity impacts in >90μm size were identified. Thin metal foil capture cells and intact capture materials were also flown on the spacecraft and have been analysed for flux variation in 3 years after the LDEF and for origin of impactors. 100 m2 solar arrays are currently being analysed and more results are yet to come to improve our understanding of the near-Earth dust environment.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2009 11:50 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 10:38 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20118 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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