Accession Number:

AD0272340

Title:

Effects of Meteoroid Impacts on Space Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The mechanism of crater formation due to hypervelocity impact is described, using a variety of experimental observations and theory as a basis. The currently accepted empirical correlations are also presented. The evidence is considered in the light of the problem of meteoroid impacts upon space vehicles, and such generalized predictions as are possible at the present state of the art are derived.

Subject Categories:

  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles
  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE