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CLEANSPACE - Space debris removal by ground based laser

Esmiller, Bruno and Jacquelard, Christophe and Eckel, Hans-Albert (2014) CLEANSPACE - Space debris removal by ground based laser. In: Conference Proceedings - Teilnehmer-CD. HPLA/BEP 2014, 21.-25. Apr. 2014, Santa Fe, NM, USA.

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Abstract

Studies show that the number of debris in Low Earth Orbit is exponentially growing despite future debris release mitigation measures considered. Especially, the already existing population of small and medium debris (between 1 cm and several dozens of cm) is today a concrete threat to operational satellites. Ground based laser solution which can remove at low expense and in a non-destructive way hazardous debris around selected space assets appears as one highly promising answer. This solution is studied in the frame of CLEANSPACE project which is a part of the FP7 space theme. Overall CLEANSPACE objective is threefold: to propose an efficient and affordable global system architecture, to tackle safety regulation aspects, political implications and future collaborations, to develop affordable technological bricks and to establish roadmap for the development and the future implantation of a fully functional laser protection system. This paper will present the progress of the CLEANSPACE project.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89134/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:CLEANSPACE - Space debris removal by ground based laser
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Esmiller, BrunoAirbus Defence and SpaceUNSPECIFIED
Jacquelard, ChristopheCilasUNSPECIFIED
Eckel, Hans-AlbertHans-Albert.Eckel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2014
Journal or Publication Title:Conference Proceedings - Teilnehmer-CD
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Laser Debris Removal, Laser Ablation, Space Debris
Event Title:HPLA/BEP 2014
Event Location:Santa Fe, NM, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-25. Apr. 2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Laser Research and Technology (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Physics > Studies and Concepts
Deposited By: Eckel, Dr.rer.nat. Hans-Albert
Deposited On:08 Aug 2014 06:55
Last Modified:08 Aug 2014 06:55

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