Lunar surface or Mars moon meteor impact testing

Jan 29, 2020
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Knopp's hardness testing looks okay to gauge space armour efficacy. It integrates compression, Elastic Mod, and Shear Mod. To test its accuracy is hard as it might pollute orbits.
It is hard to capture micrometeorites, a railgun or bullet sample retrieval mission might eventually work. We can use aerogels to catch micro meteorites. NEOs, or landed meteorites on a Mars Moon can be surveyed to find the closest analogue to what we think bigger meteors are based on smaller samples already captured. Mars is a different pools of meteors, but either method should be enough to make crash testing research happen. I imagine outer dinosaur horn armor shards made better than the surface material, is the armour topology that will prevail. Earth vacuum testing would help; many garnered details would be better in space.
 

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