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The area of spaceflight, especially human space flight, experienced a change in the past decades. Due to the privatization of space flight, many advances were provided and human space flight was pushed forward. The number of spaceflight and spaceports has increased as well as the interest in space tourism. General feasibility studies of space touri...
A large number of resident space objects (RSO) is located in Earths vicinity. Today, 19206 RSOs, thereof 2027 are active satellites, are trackable. Nevertheless, the number will increase by thousands of additional satellites as the so-called mega constellations are established. This will lead to an increased risk of collisions with other RSOs. The...
The Institute of Space Systems at Technische Universität Braunschweig has long-term experience in the field of space debris modeling. This article reviews the current state of ongoing research in this area. Extensive activities are currently underway to update the European space debris model MASTER. In addition to updating the historical population...
Der Austritt von Flüssigmetalltropfen ist ein wichtiger historischer Beitrag zur Weltraummüllpopulation. In der jüngeren Vergangenheit hat es allerdings zwei zusätzliche Leckagen gegeben, die sich von den historischen Ereignissen deutlich unterscheiden. Es besteht die Vermutung einer systematischen Ursache. Zwei orbitale Kernreaktoren des Typs TOPA...