cover image: I. Mission Overview and Spacecraft Information


I. Mission Overview and Spacecraft Information

28 Feb 2024

§ 25.114(d)(14)(iv)(A)(4) ☐ A statement addressing the trackability of the space station(s), including whether the smallest dimension of the spacecraft is 10 cm or larger. [...] § 25.114(d)(14)(iii), § 25.114(d)(14)(iv) ☐ A demonstration that the space station operator has assessed and limited the probability of collision between any space station of the system and other large objects (10 cm or larger in diameter) during the total orbital lifetime of the space station, including any de-orbit phases, to less than 0.001 (1 in 1,000). [...] The statement must also disclose the expected time in orbit for the space station following the completion of the mission. [...] § 25.114(d)(14)(vii)(D)(1) ☐ If at any time during the space station(s)' mission or de-orbit phase the space station(s) will transit through the orbits used by any inhabitable spacecraft, including the ISS, the statement must describe the design and operational strategies, if any, that will be used to minimize the risk of collision and avoid posing any operational constraints to the inhabitable sp. [...] Atmospheric Re-Entry Hazard If planned disposal is by atmospheric re-entry, the statement must also include: ☐ An assessment as to whether portions of any individual spacecraft will survive atmospheric re-entry and impact the surface of the Earth with a kinetic energy in excess of 15 joules, and that the calculated casualty risk for an individual spacecraft using the NASA DAS or a higher fidelity.


Alexandra Horn

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