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AC 450.167-1 - Tracking for Launch and Reentry Safety Analysis

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Tracking for Launch and Reentry Safety Analysis
Date issued
Office of Primary Responsibility
AST-1, Office of Commercial Space Transportation

This AC provides guidance and an acceptable means of complying with the requirement to track the flight of a launch or reentry vehicle under 14 CFR § 450.167 using onboard hardware, launch site services, or other means. In addition, this AC provides an understanding of the current technologies and parameters used for implementing tracking services, which operators may use to meet the requirements of § 450.167. The real-time tracking guidance in this AC can also be used to meet tracking requirements when using a flight safety system for any phase of flight where an operator must implement flight abort in accordance with § 450.108.