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ASTM WK74068

New Guide for Standard for Spaceport Standardization & Classification

1. Scope

The scope of the Committee shall be the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards and recommended practices for the commercial spaceflight industry. Areas to address in standards include, but are not limited to, design, manufacturing and operational use of vehicles used for spaceflight. The committee shall also develop human spaceflight safety standards. The work of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees and organizations having mutual interest.


spaceport; description; characteristic; features; capabilities; limits; license


There is no standard, commercially available nor from any government, for describing the capabilities, features, and limits of any launch site. As such, it is difficult for any spaceport user or interested party to understand the capabilities of any spaceport. Often when that information is made available, it is in a different format from other spaceports making it difficult to compare.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F47.04

Committee: F47

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

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Date Initiated: 09-08-2020

Technical Contact: Mark Greby

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