Skip to main content

A proposal for radar detection of centrimetric space debris in geostationary ring

Zaitsev, Alexander L. 1, Ignatov, Sergei P. 1, Di Martino, Mario 1, Montebugnoli, Stelio 1, Nabatov, Alexander S.1
Affiliation data not available1

Document details

Publishing year2001 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference3rd European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
H. Lacoste


Near-Earth asteroid 1998 WT24 will have a very close approach to Earth at a distance of 0.012 AU on 16 December 2001. We are planning the radar observation of this asteroid at 6 cm wavelength with a bistatic system: Evpatoria, Crimea, 70-m dish and power transmitter --> Medicina, near Bologna, Italy, 32-m dish and two-channel receiver. The essence of this proposal is the use the above system also to make the first attempt of centimetric space debris radar detection in geostationary ring, on October-November 2001, the scheduled date of Evpatoria --> Medicina system testing.