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...so couldn't there be a tool? Actually there are such tools. Users just drop in the inputs and a number pops out? It is maybe not such easy but it comes near. relating to [...] position ... Because of orbital dynamics, "position" is not so easy, but I assume you are aware of this topic What am I missing? You are missing e.g. ESAs "...


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Safety Integrity Level (SIL) The way that we would conventionally test for and mathematically define the risks involved in space flight, including from debris, would be through SIL levels that describe the number of dangerous events that could acceptably occur in a single hour of space flight. This is very similar to avionics, railroad systems, and ...


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Heh. So it turns out, figuring out the answer to this is precisely what I do for a living. The glib answer: it depends. It depends on how big an object you are worried about hitting. Are you worried about damaging wiring harnesses? Are you worried about causing a radiator leak? Punching a hole in the crew module? Annihilating the vehicle altogether? The ...


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