NASA Updates the NASA Technical Standard for Limiting Orbital Debris
December 09, 2021
NASA updated NASA-STD-8719.14, Process for Limiting Orbital Debris, effective Nov. 5, 2021. This revision focuses on changes and updates incorporated into the 2019 U.S. Government Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices (ODMSP), which include improvements to the original 2001 ODMSP objectives, as well as clarification and additional standard practices for special classes of space missions (Orbital Debris Quarterly News, Volume 24, Issue 1, Page 1 and Pages 4-8).
The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office also updated the NASA Debris Assessment Software (DAS) to version 3.2 to assist projects with mission compliance assessments with the requirements, old and new, in the revised standard. DAS 3.2 is available in the NASA Software Catalog and can be requested via the NASA Technology Transfer Program.