CSSI webinar: Space Debris - Chinese ASAT Test Adds More to the Clutter (From stephan szyman)

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    CSSI webinar: Space Debris - Chinese ASAT Test Adds More to the Clutter
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    Date: Thurs., April 19, 2007
    Time: 1:30 p.m. ET (30-minute presentation, 15-minute Q&A)

    On January 11, China conducted an anti-satellite (ASAT) test against one of its old polar-orbiting weather satellites. The ASAT test produced a ring of debris of at least 1,337 pieces large enough to be tracked by the US Space Surveillance Network, making it the largest debris-generating event in history. During this free online event, Dr. T.S. Kelso, senior research astrodynamicist with the Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI), AGI's research and educational arm, will discuss the implications of the test on other satellites in Earth orbit, showing:
    • The evolution and distribution of the debris using AGI Viewer software;
    • The portions of Earth orbit affected by this event, including the increase in orbital conjunctions as reported in SOCRATES; and
    • Predictions of the orbital lifetimes of debris, much of which will remain in orbit for at least a century.

    This webinar is an encore presentation of Kelso's recent briefing on the topic at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Visit www.agi.com/webinars today to register and for more information on these and other CSSI and AGI webinars. While there, download recordings of past online events. As a thank you for joining us for the live event, you'll receive a gift once you submit your event feedback survey! Any questions? E-mail us at webinar@agi.com.


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