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Technique for de-orbiting small debris from the near-earth space environment

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NRL

System and method for inducing rapid reentry of orbital debris including determining a spatial extent of the orbital debris, and deploying dust to the orbital debris to enhance the drag on the orbital debris.

Inventors: 
Ganguli, Gurudas; Chappie, Scott S.; Roudakov, Leonid I.; Crabtree, Christopher E.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Handling and Transportation
FIle Date: 
2011-01-31
Grant Date: 
2013-06-25
Grant time: 
876 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
16
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY