Project Description

In a half century period of time, Human mankind created more than 35 000 000 debris from 1mm to 10mm. Reaching velocities up to 15 km/s, these are just 35 000 000 threats for our communication and observation satellites.
With our two stage ligh gas gun we can assess the satellites vulnerability when they evolve in this hazardous environment. This is an example of an aluminum ball impacting an aluminim plate at more than 4 km/s and filmed with a 500 000 fps Specialised Imaging Ltd camera.