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NASA Safety Standard: Guidelines and Assessment Procedures for Limiting Orbital DebrisCollision with orbital debris is a hazard of growing concern as historically accepted practices and procedures have allowed man-made objects to accumulate in orbit. To limit future debris generation, NASA Management Instruction (NMI) 1700.8, 'Policy to Limit Orbital Debris Generation,' was issued in April of 1993. The NMI requires each program to conduct a formal assessment of the potential to generate orbital debris. This document serves as a companion to NMI 1700.08 and provides each NASA program with specific guidelines and assessment methods to assure compliance with the NMI. Each main debris assessment issue (e.g., Post Mission Disposal) is developed in a separate chapter.
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Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1995
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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