NASA Small Spacecraft Technology State of the Art Report 2022

NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology State of the Art Report captures and distills a wealth of new information available on small spacecraft systems from NASA and other publicly available sources. This report is a survey of small spacecraft technologies sourced from open literature and only considers literature in the public domain to identify and classify devices. […]

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What is the Kessler Syndrome?

The Kessler syndrome, also known as the Kessler effect or the orbital debris cascade, is a theoretical scenario proposed by Donald J. Kessler, a former NASA scientist, in 1978. The scenario describes a chain reaction of collisions between satellites and other debris in Earth’s orbit that could result in a cascade of debris that would […]

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