Mitigate Threats through Space Environment Modeling/Prediction Including MMOD Detection & Avoidance

The objectives of this project are to: (1) develop a "whole atmosphere model" (WAM) that includes assimilation of real-time data throughout the atmosphere (0-600 km), and that will seamlessly provide neutral and ionosphere densities and wind forecasts throughout the orbital (200-400 km), entry (~80-200 km), and descent and landing (0-80 km) operational regimes; and (2) provide the first characterization of meteoroid parameters, including density, in order to provide satellite risk assessment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Commercial Space Transportation, Integration & Operations Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD)


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Davidian, Ken

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    130 Academy Building, 970 Aurora Avenue
    Boulder, CO  United States  80309
  • Principal Investigators:

    Forbes, Jeff

  • Start Date: 20110103
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120106
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30455

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483869
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 10-C-CST-UC
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2013 1:01AM