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Beam-Park Experiment 1/2000: results and comparison with MASTER/PROOF'99

Banka, D. 1, Jehn, R. 1, Leushacke, L. 1, Rosebrock, J.1
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Publishing year2001 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference3rd European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
H. Lacoste


A monostatic 24-h debris observation campaign (BPE-1/00) has been prepared and conducted using FGAN's TIRA L-Band system. Based on experiences from previous beam-park experiments a similar largely automized data processing is applied on an extended range window of 300 - 2000 km. More than 1500 detections are encountered, 471 of them are verified as being real targets in Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO). In comparison with previous experiments the statistics show similarities confirming the concept of beam-park experiments for space debris ob-servations, despite the snapshot character of 24-h exper-iments. The comparison with MASTER/PROOF'99 and ORDEM2000 leads to a reasonable agreement between models and observations.