München 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
EP 5.2: Hauptvortrag
Donnerstag, 21. März 2019, 11:30–12:00, HS 9
New Results in Modelling the Space Debris Environment — •Carsten Wiedemann1, Andre Horstmann1, Sebastian Hesselbach1, Vitali Braun2, Holger Krag2, Sven Flegel3, and Michael Oswald4 — 1Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme, TU Braunschweig, Hermann-Blenk-Str. 23, 38108 Braunschweig — 2Space Debris Office, ESA/ESOC, Robert-Bosch-Str. 5, 64293 Darmstadt — 3Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) Ltd. — 4Airbus Defence & Space GmbH
At the Institute for Space Systems of the TU Braunschweig, the latest version of the European model for the description of the space debris environment MASTER is currently being developed. MASTER stands for "Meteoroid and Space Debris Terrestrial Environment Reference". The development is carried out on behalf of the European Space Agency ESA. The model considers numerous different sources of space debris. As part of the update, the contributions of the individual sources have been scientifically revised. This revision includes to a lesser extent the introduction of new sources. Far more important, however, is the addition of further events to already considered sources that were not known in the past. It is also necessary to add events that have occurred since 2009, when the last version of the MASTER model was published. The revision includes the complete creation of the historical particle population on Earth orbits. The particle flux, to which satellites are exposed today, will be shown here for various selected mission examples.