October 2023 Issue of ODQN Now Available
November 14, 2023
The October 2023 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available.
August 2023 Issue of ODQN Now Available
September 06, 2023
The latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available. See the latest updates as of August 2023.
Two Years of Space Traffic: Current Trends in New Payloads and Debris in Orbit
June 06, 2023
The June 2023 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available and includes the article “Two Years of Space Traffic: Current Trends in New Payloads and Debris in Orbit,” republished here.
This issue also includes the articles “ISS Maneuvers Twice in a Week's Span to Avoid Potential Collisions,” “Three Minor Breakups in First Quarter of 2023” and “Recent Advances in Modeling Hollow Objects During Reentry,” among other articles.
ODQN: First Issue of 2023 Now Available
March 23, 2023
The latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available. See the latest updates as of March 2023.
First 2022 Issue of ODQN Now Available
March 22, 2022
The latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News (ODQN) is now available. This March 2022 issue includes the articles "The Intentional Destruction of Cosmos 1408," "Orbital Debris Engineering Model (ORDEM) 3.2 Release" and "Debris Assessment Software (DAS) 3.2.1 Release." Fragments from the Russian Anti-Satellite test in November 2021 were added to the new ORDEM and DAS. The timely release of the two models will help satellite operators better assess risks from Orbital Debris for the safe operations of their missions.
December 2021 Issue of ODQN Now Available
December 20, 2021
The latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News (ODQN) is now available. This December 2021 issue includes the articles "Accidental Collision of YunHai 1-02," "Updated NASA Technical Standard for Limiting Orbital Debris" and "Experimental Hypervelocity Impacts of Non-Spherical Projectiles on Whipple Shields."
Randy Cruz Receives Yes, If Coin for SMA Advocacy
August 20, 2021
Captain Randy Cruz, former senior advisor to the NASA administrator, received a “Yes, If” coin on July 23, for serving as a constant advocate for Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) at NASA.
New Process for Managing Non-Code Pressure Vessels Creates NASA Standard
August 16, 2021
NASA-STD-8719.26A, NASA Requirements for Ground Based Non-Code Metallic Pressure Vessels went into effect May 11, 2021. This standard is intended to manage risk to personnel, facilities, missions and the environment posed by the use of existing ground-based, non-code metallic Pressure Vessels that either 1) do not comply with applicable American Society of Mechanical Engineers code requirements specified in Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR pt. 1910 regulations or 2) were modified and no longer comply with the code.
NASA Program Sponsors 4 Software Assurance Research Areas in FY21
August 03, 2021
The NASA Software Assurance Research Program (SARP) is sponsoring four research projects in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to benefit Software Assurance processes across the agency. The research program is aligned to support agency goals to improve how NASA performs Software Assurance activities.