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List of Acronyms AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics CCD charge-coupled device CIS Commonwealth of Independent States COBE Cosmic Background Explorer COPUOS Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space EOL end of life ESA European Space Agency EURECA European Retrievable Carrier GEO geosynchronous Earth orbit GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GTO geostationary transfer orbit HAX Haystack auxiliary radar HEO high Earth orbit IAA International Academy of Astronautics IADC Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee ILA International Law Association LDEF Long Duration Exposure Facility LEO low Earth orbit LIDAR light detection and ranging MLI multilayer insulation MSX Midcourse Space Experiment NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NRC National Research Council ODERACS Orbital Debris Radar Calibration Spheres RCS radar cross section
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RORSAT Radar Ocean Reconnaissance Satellite SSC Space Surveillance Center SSN Space Surveillance Network (USA) SSS Space Surveillance System (Russia) UHF ultrahigh frequency UN United Nations VHF very high frequency
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