Lecturer: Juha Vierinen (Sodankylä)
Date: 2010-02-16 10:30
Place: Aniara

Observations of the Iridium-Cosmos satellite collision

Juha Vierinen
Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

We present results from two recent beam park radar experiments
conducted with the EISCAT UHF radars in February and May 2009 to
survey the debris produced by the Iridium-Cosmos satellite
collision. The resulting debris is clearly visible in the
measurements. The results are compared to a simulated observation
produced with the ESA PROOF model. The measurements are found to agree
to some extent with the model, but there are still discrepancies
between the measurement and the simulation, mainly in the shape of the
debris cloud and the total amount of observed debris.

Created 2010-02-03 13:36:36 by Mats Holmström
Last changed 2010-02-16 11:13:07 by Mats Holmström