Accession Number:

AD0604328

Title:

COLLISIONS OF THE WEST FORD NEEDLES WITH MICROMETEORITES,

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REDSTONE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

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Report Date:

1964-07-28

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

It is shown that collisions of micrometeorites with West Ford Project needles are sufficiently numerous to break the needles in several years. These collisions may affect the lifetime of the orbit predicted period of eight years and of the experiment. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE