CEDAR email: Invitation to 2015 CEDAR Workshop "Meteoroids and Space Debris"

Sigrid Close sigridc at stanford.edu
Wed Jun 3 15:26:12 MDT 2015

Invitation to submit to 2015 CEDAR Workshop "Meteoroids and Space Debris"

A meteoroid is defined as a small, solid extraterrestrial object. Upon entry into a planet’s atmosphere, it heats and ablates off particles that then collide with the background neutrals, forming a dense plasma that extends around the meteoroid as well as behind it. These plasmas, referred to as meteors, have been studied for well over a century, yet many outstanding questions remain. In addition, space debris, also known as orbital debris, is the collection of objects in orbit around Earth that were created by humans but no longer serve any useful purpose. Both debris and meteoroids are a long-standing threat to satellites, and both contribute to the flux of macroscopic particles into Earth's atmosphere. To address the outstanding questions currently under investigation in the field of meteor, meteoroid and debris science and engineering, we invite presentations on the physics of meteoroid and debris particles and their impacts effects on the atmosphere, ionosphere, and satellites. We also encourage presentations that address the engineering techniques for observing and characterizing the meteoroid and debris population, including any observational (i.e. lidar, radar, satellite and optical) or modeling method.

Time:  13:30 - 15:30 on June 25th, 2015 (Thursday)

We invite people to present in the session and participate in the discussion.  Please email Julio Urbina (urbina at psu.edu) or Sigrid Close (sigridc at stanford.edu).

Sigrid Close
Assistant Professor
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
Ph:  650-725-2863

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