ASAT Debris Closeup Video


Demonstrates the use of FreeFlyer to examine the distribution of the debris field following a destructive satellite breakup while on orbit. The debris field is generated by applying randomly calculated delta-V’s to the initial seed state. 4000 particles are used for this analysis. The debris field is then propagated for a few orbits to visualize the dispersion of the resulting debris over the plane of the orbit. Higher energy particles are colored in red and lower energy particles are colored in blue. The perspective in this visualization shows a close-up 3D view of the debris.