We can observe and track objects located at the geostationary region with a size of approximately 1 meter by telescope means. However, a huge population of space debris still remains unknown for us. In this work, we propose to generate a synthetic (artificial) population of individual space debris, whose global characteristics are the same as the real one. We use two different tools; the first one, a combination of orbit propagators, fragmentation models, and historical data, and the second one, an Iterative Proportional Fitting (IPF) procedure, which allows to reconstruct the current population from partial data and statistical information.
|Title of host publication||Spaceflight Mechanics 2017|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2017 - San Antonio, United States|
Duration: 5 Feb 2017 → 9 Feb 2017
|Conference||27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2017|
|Period||5/02/17 → 9/02/17|