Safety Design for Space Operations

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/1/2013
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
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Space mission risks are commonly perceived as associated with astronaut safety because of the exceptional attention that human spaceflight attracts, but the majority of space missions are unmanned and these have great associated risk also, particularly relating to: The safety of general public and ground personnel, The safeguarding of valuable assets, on the ground and in orbit and the protection of the ground, air and space environment Whilst the number of space operators is continuously increasing with the growth in commercial space operations, the awareness of and international approach to space mission safety risks is lagging behind. With information on the topic currently disparate and difficult to find in one place, this unique resource brings together essential material on: Best design practices, such as the design of spaceport facilities The utilization of advanced analysis methods, such as those used to calculate launch and re-entry debris fall-out risk The implementation of safe operation procedures, such as on-orbit space traffic management Endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and drawing on the expertise of the world's leading experts in the field, this book provides a comprehensive reference book for aerospace engineers and technical managers within aerospace and high technology companies, space agencies, spaceport operators, satellite operators and consulting firms. Fully endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), with contributions from leading experts at NASA, the European Space Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), amongst others Covers all aspects of space operations relating to safety of the general public, as well as the protection of valuable assets and the environment Focuses on launch operations safety relating to manned and unmanned missions, such as the launch of probes and commercial satellites

Table of Contents

Introduction to Space Operations Safety
Spaceports Design for Safety
Safety during launch vehicle ground processing
Safety during payloads ground processing
Flight termination system design
Launch operations safety
Nuclear-powered payloads safety
Orbital operations safety
Re-entry operations safety
Human factors and performance for safety in space operations
Safety professional training and certification
Launch accidents and lessons learned Glossary
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