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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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First Orbital Debris Quarterly News of 2015 Now Available

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ODQN: January 2015

See the latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News. 

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Comet Siding Spring's Shift from Impact Hazard to Science Opportunity

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Orbital Debris Quarterly News October 2014

The October 2014 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News includes an article featuring the comet Siding Spring and the science opportunities it presents. Continue reading for the full article.

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Dr. Jer Chyi (J.-C.) Liou Is New NASA Chief Scientist for Orbital Debris

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Orbital Debris Quarterly News

The July 2014 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News included an article on Dr. Jer Chyi (J.-C.) Liou, NASA’s new chief scientist for orbital debris. Continue reading for the full article.

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New SATERN Course on Orbital Debris Is Now Available

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Orbital Debris Course

Want to learn more about orbital debris? A new SATERN course, “Orbital Debris,” is available.

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April Issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News Now Available

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Orbital Debris Quarterly News

Check out the recent issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News.

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March Safety Message: The Legacy of Orbital Debris

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Safety Message: The Legacy of Orbital Debris

Hear Dr. Mark Matney from NASA's Orbital Debris Program Office discuss orbital debris and space safety in the March Safety Message.

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Updated: Nick Johnson, Chief Scientist of Orbital Debris, Says Goodbye to NASA

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Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson retired March 28, 2014, saying goodbye to NASA after 18 years as NASA's chief scientist of Orbital Debris (OD) and 10 as the OD Program Office's program manager.

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Program Announcement: ORDEM 3.0 Released

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Orbital Debris Quarterly News

January's issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News featured an article on the release of NASA's Orbital Debris Engineering Model, ORDEM 3.0. Read the full article for details.

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Introducing NASA’s Meteoroid Engineering Model

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Meteoroid Engineering Model

NASA developed the Meteoroid Engineering Model to mitigate the risk associated with the sporadic meteoroid environment, which can damage spacecraft.

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Characterization of the Wide Field Planetary Camera-2 Radiator’s Cored Impact Features at NASA JSC

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Orbital Debris Quarterly News

The July 2013 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News included an article on cored impact features from the Wide Field Planetary Camera-2's radiator. Continue reading for the full article.

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