ABS has joined the Space Safety Coalition (SCC) group — the organization's aims are to promote responsible space safety through the voluntary adoption of relevant international standards, guidelines, and its best practices.
Endorsed and supported by 40 organizations that include satellite operators, manufacturers, insurers, space industry associations, and other government and industry stakeholders, the coalition encourages best practices to implement and improve space safety through operational guidelines and design standards.
Nick Chilelli, SVP of Space Segment of ABS, said by addressing the design, operational and retirement issues in the LEO and GEO environments for both satellites and launch vehicles, the Coalition has provided guidelines that reduce the threat of debris and better enable the industry to meet mission goals. ABS encourages all organizations, agencies, and companies to follow these best practices for the sustainability of space operations and consider adding their endorsement of the guidelines.
Dan Oltrogge, Administrative Coordinator for the SSC, said the Space Safety Coalition (SSC), welcomed the endorsement by ABS of its best practices for space sustainability document, bringing the total to 40 space operators and industry stakeholders who have now endorsed this living set of best practices. He noted that SSC look forward to working with ABS and all other endorsers to continue to refine and enhance these best practices to help promote and ensure the long-term sustainability of space activities.