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Bussy-Virat, C. D., C. S. Ruf, and A. J. Ridley (2018d), Relationship between temporal and spatial resolution for a constellation of GNSS-R satellites, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2833426.

Bussy-Virat, C. D., A. J. Ridley, and J. W. Getchius (2018c), Generalization of the effects of atmospheric density uncertainties on the probability of collision, 41st Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference, preprint AAS 18-048.

Bussy-Virat, C. D., A. J. Ridley, and J. W. Getchius (2018b). Effects of uncertainties in theatmospheric density on the probability of collision between space objects, Space Weather, doi:16.

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This research was funded by NASA grant NNL13AQ00C. We acknowledge use of NASA/GSFC’s Space Physics Data Facility’s OMNIWeb service and OMNI data, and the Space Weather Prediction Center data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.