Confronting space debris : strategies and warnings from comparable examples including deepwater horizon /

"Orbital (space) debris represents a growing threat to the operation of man-made objects in space. According to Nick Johnson, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) chief scientist for orbital debris, '[T]he current orbital debris environment poses a real, a...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Baiocchi, Dave
Corporate Authors: Rand Corporation, National Defense Research Institute (U.S.), JSTOR (Organization)
Other Authors: Welser, William, IV
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [2010]
Series:Rand Corporation monograph series.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The problem of orbital debris
  • Methodology
  • Comparable problems and identifying characteristics
  • Nomenclature
  • A framework for addressing orbital debris and the comparable problems
  • Analysis: comparing the timeline of orbital debris with the timelines of the comparable problems
  • Mitigation strategies and their use in other communities
  • Remedies and Their Use in Other Communities
  • Summarizing Observations
  • Appendix A: A brief overview of orbital debris and the comparable problems
  • Appendix B: The descriptive framework applied to orbital debris and the comparables.