EISCAT IPY Space Debris Measurements at the Svalbard Radar in 2007-2008
The EISCAT IPY space debris campaign has been finished.
The first continuous 24-hour dataset in the campaign is from 13-March 2007,
the last continuous 24-hour dataset is from 10-Feb-2008. During this interval,
the debris measurement system at ESR was active for 5060 hours. The standard analysis
reported 239 000 unique events. From that set, a subset of 101 days with 95000 events
is now publicly available in numerical form (below).
Overview 2007 (daily data once per month)
Daily measurement result for 101 selected days as a 6 MByte
Refer to this
EISCAT Space Debris 2006
for a system description. Due
to strong ionospheric clutter, a high spatial
density of debris objects due to
a satellite breakup,
and, for debris measurements, somewhat non-optimal
radar transmission scheme, larger-than-normal
uncertainty remains in all measured parameters.
EISCAT Space Debris page for info about our earlier, and later, measurements.