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An economic “Kessler Syndrome”: A dynamic model of earth orbit debris

Author:
Adilov, Nodir, Alexander, Peter J., Cunningham, Brendan M.
Source:
Economics letters 2018 v.166 pp. 79-82
ISSN:
0165-1765
Subject:
dynamic models, economics
Abstract:
We construct a dynamic model of orbital debris that predicts an “economic Kessler Syndrome”, where orbital debris renders orbits economically unprofitable, precedes a “physical Kessler Syndrome”. Our model generalizes to any orbit subject to debris accretions or decrements.
Agid:
6283193