Safety Design for Space Operations, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080969224
  • ISBN-13: 9780080969220
  • DDC: 629.40289
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1072 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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, Safety Design for Space Operations provides the practical how-to guidance and knowledge base needed to facilitate effective launch-site and operations safety in line with current regulations. With information on space operations safety design currently disparate and difficult to find in one place, this unique reference brings together essential material on: Best design practices relating to space operations, such as the design of spaceport facilities. Advanced analysis methods, such as those used to calculate launch and re-entry debris fall-out risk. Implementation of safe operation procedures, such as on-orbit space traffic management. Safety considerations relating to the general public and the environment in addition to personnel and asset protection. Taking in launch operations safety relating unmanned missions, such as the launch of probes and commercial satellites, as well as manned missions, Safety Design for Space Operations provides a comprehensive reference for engineers and technical managers within aerospace and high technology companies, space agencies, spaceport operators, satellite operators and consulting firms.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors and Contributors.
1: Introduction to Space Operations Safety.
2: Spaceport Design for Safety.
3: Ground Safety: Special Topics.
4: Safety in Launch Operations.
5: Other Launch Safety Hazards.
6: Nuclear-Powered Payload Safety.
7: On-Orbit Mission Control.
8: Orbital Operations Safety.
9: Re-Entry Operations Safety.
10: Air-Space Traffic Interface Management.
11: Safety of Ground-Based Space Laser Application.
12: The Use of Quantitative Risk Assessment in the Operations Phase of Space Missions.
Meteorology and Range Safety.
Human and Structural Vulnerability.
Launch Chronology and Launch Failures.
Lightning Protection Systems.
The Role of Economics in Spaceport Safety.
Re-Entry Risk Formulas.