Requests of parameters of space-based laser system on the base of autonomous cw chemical HF laser for clearing near-Earth space from dangerous debris
Space technics and technology
Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia
AbstractThe feasibility of using the space-based large scale laser system on the base of cw chemical HF laser for clearing near-Earth space from the fragments of space debris is justified and the requirements to its characteristics (power, angle divergence of laser output beam, pulse duration when lasing occurs in a pulse-periodic mode, repetition rate of pulses and duration of impact on fragments of space debris for their removal from an orbit of protected space vehicles) are determinate. Possibility of launching such a laser system on orbit by Proton-M Launch Vehicle is considered.
Keywords:space-based laser system, cw chemical HF laser, space debris, mode of ablation, pulse-periodic mode of laser radiation