Re: GEO debris (was: Re: Useless hypotheses)

Date: Sat Dec 22 2001 - 11:39:36 MST

<<Some space agencies use solid rocket boosters more than other agencies.
I'm not sure which agency uses which but we can tell from our dust/debris
data when a satellite boost with a solid rocket boost occured: ESA/Our
dust detector on the GORID satellite in GEO often detects large
increases in debris particles right after an ESA (? or NASA?) boost
(I'll check).


Are we near the point where capturing are recycling or smelting some of the
low earth orbit debri is sensible? Perhaps using old satelites or rocket
boosters as cladding (meteor bumpers) to protect the international space

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