Presentation Optical observations of space debris at the Bisei Spaceguard Center

Okumura, Shinichiro  ,  奥村, 真一郎

Bisei Spaceguard Center was built as a facility for the purpose of the optical observations of space debris and Near Earth Asteroids, in the Bisei town of Okayama Prefecture, in 2000. It is an astronomical observation facility owned by the Japan Space Forum. Daily observations are carried out by the members of the Japan Spaceguard Association, mainly according to the request from JAXA, using a 1-m and a 0.5-m optical telescopes. The main target of the debris observation is the position measurement of the Geostationary Orbit(GEO) objects. The accuracy of the measurement is about the distance of 40 mat the altitude of a GEO. These telescopes have the tracking capability for high-speed moving objects at the low Earth orbit, and we have succeeded the observation of low orbit debris. We are also working on research observations of space debris, for example, light-curve analysis depending on solar phase angle of the GEO object, or the analysis of the rotation/tumbling status from short-term light curve of debris. In this presentation, I will introduce these observation activities.
Meeting Information: The 7th Space Debris Workshop (October 18-20, 2016. Chofu Aerospace Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)(CAC)), Chofu, Tokyo, Japan
Physical characteristics: Original contains color illustrations
会議情報: 第7回スペースデブリワークショップ (2016年10月18-20日. 宇宙航空研究開発機構調布航空宇宙センター(JAXA)(CAC)), 調布市, 東京
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