Abstract 

ISO 26872:2010 specifies requirements for the following:

  • planning for disposal of satellites 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 satellite 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.

ISO 26872:2010 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.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2010-09
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 53
  • :
    ISO/TC 20/SC 14
    Space systems and operations
  • 49.140
    Space systems and operations

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