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A model of distribution of geostationary satellite fragments after explosion

Vershkov, Andrei N. 1, Grigoriev, Konstantin V. 1, Kiladze, Rolan I. 1, Sochilina, Alla S.1
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Document details

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


The influence of the velocity changes DeltaV originated after a satellite explosion, on initial orbits of satellite fragments have been examined. These orbits have been expressed through orbital element of parent body and DeltaV. The obtained formulas have been tested with the use of observable fragments of satellite 77092A (Ekran 2). Taking into account the orbital evolution of fragments it has been shown that the volume of the region of their distribution is significantly larger than the volume of the geostationary ring where the all observable objects move.