Author: National Research CouncilPublish On: 2000-04-15
Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety discusses whether range safety processes can be made more efficient and less costly without compromising public safety.
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The U.S. space program is rapidly changing from an activity driven by federal government launches to one driven by commercial launches. In 1997, for the first time commercial launches outnumbered government launches at the Eastern Range (ER), located at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida. Commercial activity is also increasing at the Western Range (WR), located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The government itself is emulating commercial customers, shifting from direct management of launch programs to the purchase of space launch services from U.S. commercial launch companies in an open, competitive market. The fundamental goal of the U.S. space program is to ensure safe, reliable, and affordable access to space. Despite the inherent danger of space launches, the U.S. space program has demonstrated its ability to protect the public. No launch site worker or member of the general public has been killed or seriously injured in any of the 4,600 launches conducted at the ER and WR during the entire 50-year history of the space age. Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety discusses whether range safety processes can be made more efficient and less costly without compromising public safety. This report presents six primary recommendations, which address risk management, Africa gates, roles and responsibilities, range safety documentation [EWR 127-1]), global positioning system (GPS) receiver tracking systems, and risk standards for aircraft and ships.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Space and AeronauticsPublish On: 2001
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the Committee
on Science, House of Representatives, One ... The NRC study , “ Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety " , makes several recommendations to remove ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
space flight has resulted in about a 4% fatality rate for those that have flown (
factoring in the multiple missions of some astronauts) and approximately a 1%
probability of fatality per flight . ... Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety.
Author: Joseph N. Pelton
Category: Health & Fitness
When international rules and regulations governing space travel were first being developed, only a few countries had any space presence and commercial space activity was non-existent. Today, over 50 countries have on-orbit satellites and commercial space presence is essential to commercial telecommunications and broadcasting, yet international space law remains in its infancy. Space Safety Regulations and Standards is the definitive book on regulatory initiatives involving space safety, new space safety standards, and safety related to new space technologies under development. More than 30 world experts come together in this book to share their detailed knowledge of regulatory and standard making processes in the area, combining otherwise disparate information into one essential reference and providing case studies to illustrate applications throughout space programs internationally. They address the international regulatory framework that relates to traditional space safety programs as well as the emerging regulatory framework that relates to commercial space programs, space tourism, and efforts to create commercial space station facilities. . Fully endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and provides the only definitive reference on regulations and standards for the field of space safety Combines the technical, legal and regulatory information in a clear and integrated reference work suitable for technical professionals, regulators, legal experts, and students in the field Presents a truly global insight from experienced space safety experts worldwide, with representatives from the leading associations, institutions and companies operating in the arena today
The following documentation is in place to provide specific guidance for safety
and emergency response : Integrated Contingency Plan , March 2008 ; Range
User's Handbook , March 2008 ; Range Safety Manual for Goddard Space Flight
Eastern and Western Range Safety Requirements . EWR 127 - 1 : 1997 . Patrick
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Space Launch Range Safety . ( 2000 ) . Streamlining space launch range safety .
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FAA proposes to require launch oper - ators to engage in a process derived from
principles underlying a system safety ... from a National Academy of Sciences
review , Streamlining Space launch Range Safety , National Research Council ...
First , the depressed state of the Strict enforcement of U . S . export con space
industry is causing prices for launch trols ... Policy . rules in place at the federal ranges are adeIssues likely being considered in the requate to ensure safety .
It was established in 1998 to recommend wars ; and homeland security
capabilities , which may include new national security ... The 55 - page report ,
titled “ Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety , " was prepared by the National
From the National Research Council ( NRC ) : Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety ( $ 18 plus $ 4.50 shipping ) , procedures to ensure safety at the
nation's two launch ranges can be streamlined without endangering the public ,
says this ...
LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES RELATED TO REUSABLE LAUNCH
SYSTEMS Manfred K. A. Peinemann ... To provide safe, economical, responsive
commercially-based access to space, a streamlined approach to the working ...
Spacecraft Ground Station Spacecraft Mission Control Center Spacecraft
Network Status Voice Spacecraft Project Manager ( User ) ... ( Boeing ) Status
Status Launch Range Status Conductor Coordinator ( Boeing ) ( Boeing ) Range safety status Site • Eastern range Controller ... Support Area ( 1 SLS OB ) * TBD :
This decision flow represents curreni Delta 11 operations and will be streamlined
for Delta IV .
Author: Walter Edward Hammond
Publisher: AIAA Education
Accompanying CD-ROM contains ..." some oversize figures and tables, resources for systems engineering and launch ranges, and a compendium of software programs."--Page 4 of cover.
single Government agency with the responsibility for regulating the private launch industry, and several Government agencies jumped ...  This singular
agency review has simplified and streamlined the Government licensing
procedure by removing the duplicative and ... risk of harm), the expertise of range safety personnel, and the range safety equipment including flight guidance and
control systems, ...
The U.S. Government will have priority use of U.S. Government facilities and
support services to meet national security and ... government - owned ranges and
will oversee operations , particularly range safety operations , conducted from
them . ... Thus , while the Space Shuttle remains the primary U.S. launch system ,
the decision has been made that commercial ... The government is committed to streamlining its licensing and review process and improving its method of
the world today : the space shuttle . ... will have to abide by NASA ' s rules and
regulations regarding payment , timing , liability , insurance , range safety issues
18 The second review , the launch safety review , would assure DOT that the
company could meet safety controls for launch sites and flight corridors , range safety expertise , ground and flight safety process and procedures , range
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Commercial Space Launch
Act of 1984, Pub. ... statement emphasized the need to streamline procedures for
consulting with other Federal agencies on specific commercial launch proposals.
... The greater definition that now exists in this area has, in turn, made it both
necessary and possible to ensure that government range safety functions and ...
An important change in non - flight hardware is the 13 ' versus the 20 ' launch
stand height . ... 13 Brown , Dr . J . L . , Range Safety Requirements Western Space and Missile Center Regulation 127 - 1 , WSMC / SEO ... It led the way for streamlined contracts , integration of existing space hardware and decreased