BS ISO 26872:2019 - Space systems. Disposal of satellites operating at geosynchronous altitude

BS ISO 26872:2019

Space systems. Disposal of satellites operating at geosynchronous altitude

Status : Current, Project Underway   Published : July 2019



This document specifies requirements for the following:

  • planning for disposal of a spacecraft operating at geosynchronous altitude to ensure that final disposal is sufficiently characterized and that adequate propellant will be reserved for the manoeuvre;

  • selecting final disposal orbits where the spacecraft will not re-enter the operational region within the next 100 years;

  • executing the disposal manoeuvre successfully;

  • depleting all energy sources on board the vehicle before the end of its life to minimize the possibility of an event that can produce debris.

This document provides techniques for planning and executing the disposal of space hardware that reflect current internationally accepted guidelines and consider current operational procedures and best practices.

Standard NumberBS ISO 26872:2019
TitleSpace systems. Disposal of satellites operating at geosynchronous altitude
StatusCurrent, Project Underway
Publication Date17 July 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 24113:2019
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 16127, ISO 23339
ReplacesBS ISO 26872:2010
International RelationshipsISO 26872:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30363813 DC
DescriptorsDirection control, Waste disposal, Mathematical calculations, Tracking, Damage prevention, Atmosphere, Propellants, Spacecraft, Space technology, Life cycle, Artificial satellites
Title in FrenchSystèmes spatiaux. Élimination des satellites opérant à une altitude géostionnaire
ISBN978 0 580 99328 2
File Size4.362 MB

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