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Effects of Meteoroid Impacts on Space Vehicles
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND United States
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.
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