ISO/AWI 18820
Space systems — Specifications for interchangeable mid-sized (60-80 kg) small satellites
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ISO/AWI 18820
Edition 1
Working draft
ISO/AWI 18820
A working group has prepared a draft.


This standard addresses mid-sized small satellites and related verification of assurance / quality terms and metrics. This standard defines a unique class small satellite, the Launch Unit, or LaunchU. This standard puts emphasis on the properties of a LaunchU related to achieving maximum interchangeability between launch vehicles. Normative control of the LaunchU design, qualification, and acceptance testing is generally applied from other small satellite specific standards.

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