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Don’t Miss This JWST Micrometeoroid Mitigation Update

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JWST

NASA engineered the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to withstand continual bombardment from dust-sized particles moving at extreme velocities, known as micrometeoroid strikes. To date, JWST is averaging one to two strikes a month.

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October Issue of ODQN Now Available

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ODQN
The October issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available, including articles on ASTRO-H spacecraft fragments during payload checkout operations, the new SOZ breakup, the disposal of GOES-3 and more.
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Project Review: MMOD Impacts Found on a Returned ISS Cover

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Orbital Debris Quarterly News

The July 2016 edition of Orbital Debris Quarterly News included an article on Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris impacts on an International Space Station cover. Continue reading for the full article. 

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Update: Orbital Debris Program Office to Procure Titan Transtage for Research

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Titan Transtage

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is acquiring a Titan Transtage from the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group , commonly known as “The Boneyard,” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, to conduct spectrographic inspections to better understand these historic spacecraft.

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2016's First Issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News Now Available

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ODQN, April 2016 Issue

The issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News covering January through April 2016 is now available. 

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MEO Looks to Identify Parent Body of Meteor Shower

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Meteor Shower

Not much is known about the Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, and NASA’s Meteoroid Environments Office (MEO) is working to rectify that.

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NASA’s Meteoroid Environments Office Publishes Two Manuals

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MEO Technical Manuals

NASA’s Meteoroid Environments Office recently released two Technical Manuals (TMs): NASA Meteoroid Engineering Model Release 2.0 (TM-2015-218214) and Lunar Impact Flash Locations (TM-2015-218213).

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Two More Collision Avoidance Maneuvers for the International Space Station

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ODQN October 2015

The October 2015 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available and features the article "Two More Collision Avoidance Maneuvers for the International Space Station." Continue reading for the full article.

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Dust Study Explored Impact of Meteoroids on Solar Probe Plus Project

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Solar Probe Plus

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, with the support of NASA’s Meteoroids Environments Office, conducted a dust study as a part of NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission to explore the sun’s outer atmosphere. 

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New Issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News

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ODQN July 2015

See the July issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News. 

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Orion EFT-1 Postflight MMOD Inspection

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ODQN Volume 19, Issue 2, April 2015

The April 2015 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News features the article "Orion EFT-1 Postflight MMOD Inspection." Continue reading for the full article.

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