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ISOLDE: ISS-Based Study of LEO Debris and Meteoroid Electrical Effects

Linscott, Ivan 1, Close, Sigrid 1, Goel, Ashish 1, Lee, Nicolas 1, Green, Stan 1, Bryant, Nevin1
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Publishing year2013 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference6th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
L. Ouwehand


The International Space Station (ISS), presents a unique platform for performing hypervelocity impact experiments. Using for example the MISSE-X format, a new container design for experiments fixed on the ISS exterior, a suite of instrumentation can be accommodated to observe a combination of optical flash, plasma production, particle detection and electromagnetic (EM), radiation from a hypervelocity impact of nano-gram and larger particles. The impact surface available in the MISSE-X format is ~1 m^2, sufficient to intercept incident flux at rates that afford excellent statistical surveys of nano to microscale particles.