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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1997. Protecting the Space Shuttle from Meteoroids and Orbital Debris. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5958.
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Acronyms


COMBO

computation of misses between orbits


DOD

U.S. Department of Defense


EMU

extravehicular activity mobility unit

EVA

extravehicular activity


ISCL

inhibited shaped charge launcher

ISS

International Space Station


LEO

low Earth orbit


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


ORDEM96

Orbital Debris Environment Model for Spacecraft Design and Observations in Low Earth Orbit


Pc

probability of collision


RCC

reinforced carbon-carbon composite

RMS

remote manipulator system


SSN

Space Surveillance Network


TPS

thermal protection system


USSPACECOM

United States Space Command

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1997. Protecting the Space Shuttle from Meteoroids and Orbital Debris. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5958.
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The space shuttle orbiter has already been struck many times by small meteoroids and orbital debris, but it has not been damaged severely. There is a real risk, however, that a meteoroid or debris impact could one day force the crew to abort a mission or might result in loss of life or loss of the shuttle itself. Protecting the Space Shuttle from Meteoroids and Orbital Debris assesses the magnitude of the problem and suggests changes that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration can make to reduce the risk to the shuttle and its crew. December

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