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AC 450.169-1 - Launch and Reentry Collision Avoidance Analysis

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Launch and Reentry Collision Avoidance Analysis
Date issued
Office of Primary Responsibility
AST-1, Office of Commercial Space Transportation

This AC provides guidance to launch or reentry operators on how to complete the launch and reentry collision avoidance analysis in accordance with 14 CFR § 450.169. This AC discusses: 1) the contents an operator should provide to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to satisfy Appendix A of part 450 for the collision analysis worksheet, 2) how to submit that information to the processing entity, and 3) proper vehicle operator responses to the analysis they receive from the processing entity.