chapter  7
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Space Debris Production in Different Types of Orbital Breakups

Since the time the scientific community faced the orbital debris problem there arose a question of its impact on the Space environment (Cbobotov, 1990; Aury, 1992; Loftus, Anz-Meador and Reynolds, 1992). Collisions and orbitaJ breakups were considered to play the most important role in determining the scenario of debris evolution in low Earth orbits (Kessler, 1991) and in geostationary orbit (Yasaka, Ishii, 1991 ).