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Spectral signature of satellite fragments re-entering the Earth's atmosphere: a laboratory simulation

Coradini, M.(1) and Giblin, I.(3) and Martelli, G.(2) and Mottola, S. and Smith, P.N.(2) and Woodward, A.J.(2) (1994) Spectral signature of satellite fragments re-entering the Earth's atmosphere: a laboratory simulation. Planetary and Space Science, 6, pp. 441-446. Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

In order to distinguish between the re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere of a man-made object, such as a fragment of a satellite, and a natural meteorite, we have performed a series of tests in which hightime resolution spectroscopy has been used to record the spectrum of aluminium alloy projectiles travelling at 9.7 +- 0.05 km s-1 in a rarefied atmosphere, at the pressure existing on Earth at 65 km altitude. A strong emission was found in the coma, corresponding to the five emission bands of the excited metastable aluminium monoxide molecule, AlO. Emissions from atmospheric gaseous components appeared superimposed on the emission bands of the AlO, which grow weaker with the time evolution of the trail.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1994,
Title:Spectral signature of satellite fragments re-entering the Earth's atmosphere: a laboratory simulation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Coradini, M.(1)UNSPECIFIED
Giblin, I.(3)UNSPECIFIED
Martelli, G.(2)UNSPECIFIED
Mottola, S.UNSPECIFIED
Smith, P.N.(2)UNSPECIFIED
Woodward, A.J.(2)UNSPECIFIED
Date:1994
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:6
Page Range:pp. 441-446
Publisher:Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom
Series Name:42
Status:Published
HGF - Research field:UNSPECIFIED
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:UNSPECIFIED
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Institut für Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:02 Apr 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 09:47

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