Challenges in Assessing Orbital Debris Impact Risk: IDA Support from the Columbia Failure Investigation to Today

September, 2020
IDA document: D-14305
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents , Space
Division: Operational Evaluation Division
This presentation summarizes the orbital debris risk assessment process as developed and employed by NASA. It also describes IDA research and support in various orbital debris risk assessment tasks performed for NASA and other organizations, from the Columbia disaster in 2003 to the present.