Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Airbus Defence and Space Breaks World In-orbit Longevity Record
Inmarsat-2 F2, the second Eurostar satellite designed and built...
GITA Adopts Diversity and Inclusion Policy
St. Paul, Minnesota, Dec. 19, 2014 – The Geospatial...
Transform with Magnetic North or Make Your Own Geoid with Calculator 2015
Hallowell, Maine – December 18, 2014 - Blue Marble Geographics is...
The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014—The Greenland Ice Sheet is...
Boundless Hires Chief Marketing Officer to Help Bring Spatial to IT
New York, NY, December 18, 2014 — Boundless has...

Can Increasing Orbital Debris Hazards

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Can Increasing Orbital Debris Hazards Ground LEO Satellites?

  By Philip Hattis, Ph.D., laboratory technical staff, Draper Laboratory (www.draper.com), Cambridge, Mass.   Imagine a world where low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite functions such as hurricane tracking, climate change and natural disaster monitoring or arms treaty verification were no longer viable. That could happen if we don’t eliminate orbital debris, which includes dead satellites,