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Introduction

  • Les Johnson
Chapter
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

It might begin with the accidental collision between two orbiting satellites- a rare occurrence, but it has happened, most recently in 2009. It might be the opening shot of new kind of war, begun with a foreign power destroying a critical spy satellite - China demonstrated the capability when they destroyed an aging weather satellite in 2007; the United States followed suit only a few months later. It might even be caused by a large blast of radiation coming from the Sun causing a spacecraft to malfunction and crash into another

Keywords

Global Position System International Space Station Global Position System Data Hubble Space Telescope Cable Television 
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References

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    Kelso, T.S. Analysis of the 2007 Chinese ASAT Test and the Impact of Its Debris on the Space Environment. Proceedings of the 2007 AMOS Conference, Maui, Hawaii.Google Scholar
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    Beddingfield, K.L.; Leach, R.D.; Alexander, M.B. Spacecraft System Failures and Anomalies Attributed to the Natural Space Environment. NASA Reference Publication 1390, August 1996.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Les Johnson
    • 1
  1. 1.MadisonUSA

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