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Observations of Space Debris in GEO

Bakhtigaraev, N. 1, Sergeev, A.1
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Publishing year2009 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference5th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
H. Lacoste


Regular observations by CCD-cameras of space debris in a geostationary orbit were started in Terskol and Zvenigorod observatories of Institute of Astronomy of Russian Academy of Sciences (INASAN). Current primary tasks: regular GEO monitoring, discovery and tracking of new objects, photometry of tracked objects. Works are spent in close cooperation with Pulkovo Observatory and Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of RAS (KIAM). Most of the space debris's research activities are coordinated by V. Agapov of KIAM when there were organized International Scientific Optical Network (ISON). New instruments to observe space debris in Zvenigorod and Terskol observatories are installed in 2009. Observations are performed using GPS-timing system and APEX software package for CCD frame processing and camera control developed in Pulkovo observatory of RAS [1], [2].