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Adaptive optics for laser space debris removal

Bennet, Francis; Conan, Rodolphe; d'Orgeville, Celine; Dawson, Murray; Paulin, Nicolas; Price, Ian; Rigaut, Francois; Uhlendorf, Kristina; Ritchie, Ian; Smith, C

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Space debris in low Earth orbit below 1500km is becoming an increasing threat to satellites and spacecrafts. Radar and laser tracking are currently used to monitor the orbits of thousands of space debris and active satellites are able to use this information to manoeuvre out of the way of a predicted collision. However, many satellites are not able to manoeuvre and debris-on debris collisions are becoming a significant contributor to the growing space debris population. The removal of the space...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71432
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.925773

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