Accession Number:

ADA625039

Title:

DebriSat Laboratory Analyses

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Report Date:

2015-01-05

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

The DebriSat test was conducted to better understand the distribution of fragments generated from a hypervelocity impact with a modern satellite. The last such test SOCIT was conducted 20 years ago and satellite construction has changed considerably since then. DebriSat was a NASA program with supportcollaboration from the Air Force Space and Missile Center, University of Florida and Aerospace. Tests were conducted at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Range G Two-Stage Light Gas Gun Facility. The 50 kg target was a constructed by the University of Florida from materials representative of a modern LEO satellite. The Aerospace Concept Design Center advised on the selection of materials for various subsystems.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE