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NASA Updates the NASA Technical Standard for Limiting Orbital Debris

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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).  

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ODQN: First Issue of 2024 Now Available

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The February 2024 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News (ODQN) is now available. 

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October 2023 Issue of ODQN Now Available

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The October 2023 issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available.

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August 2023 Issue of ODQN Now Available

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The latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available. See the latest updates as of August 2023. 

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Two Years of Space Traffic: Current Trends in New Payloads and Debris in Orbit

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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.

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ODQN: First Issue of 2023 Now Available

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The latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News is now available. See the latest updates as of March 2023. 

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First 2022 Issue of ODQN Now Available

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ODQN Volume 26

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.

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December 2021 Issue of ODQN Now Available

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December 2021 Issue ODQN

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." 

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NASA Updates the NASA Technical Standard for Limiting Orbital Debris

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Orbital Debris Around Earth

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).  

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ODQN: First Issue of 2021 Now Available

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ODQN February 2021

The latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News (ODQN) is now available. See the latest updates as of February 2021. 

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New ODQN Available: November 2020

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ODQN Nov. 2020

The latest issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News (ODQN) is now available. See the latest updates as of November 2020. 

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