Safety Design for Space OperationsEdited by
- Firooz Allahdadi, Founding Fellow Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), and chairman of the IAASS Award Committee.
- Isabelle Rongier, Founding Associated Fellow Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), and member of the IAASS Board.
- Paul Wilde, Founding Fellow Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).
- Tommaso Sgobba, President and Founding Associated Fellow Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).
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 worlds 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.
Aerospace engineers, systems engineering and safety managers working in space agencies, the commercial space industry and consulting firms. Also suitable for use as a reference for senior and graduate level courses covering mission design and space safety.
Hardbound, 992 Pages
Published: April 2013
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
Introduction to Space Operations Safety; Space operations overview; Basic principles of operations risk management; Spaceports Design for Safety; Spaceport location selection safety criteria; Infrastructure, facilities and equipment design for safety; Launch pad safety design; Launch pad escape system design (human spaceflight); Runways safety design; Lightning protection systems; Warning systems and emergency response; Launch emergency response for human rated vehicles; Fire prevention, detection and suppression; Environment protection; Safety during launch vehicle ground processing; Fuel storage and fuelling operations safety; Cryogenics storage and cryogenics operations safety; Pyrotechnics and explosive storage and handling safety; Gases storage and handling safety; Integration (vertical and horizontal) operations safety; System testing and check-out safety; Safety during payloads ground processing; Payloads processing safety; Payload testing and check-out safety; Flight termination system design; Flight termination system architectures; Flight termination systems design and testing; Flight termination charges types and functions; Lanyard pull initiators (LPI); Thrust termination systems (solid rockets); Launch operations safety; Launch safety requirements (risk acceptability criteria); Safe areas / hazardous areas; On ground means for flight safety; Range safety constraints, methodologies and consequence analysis; Flight trajectory safety constraints, methodologies and consequence analysis; Special cases; Nuclear-powered payloads safety; Introduction to Nuclear Systems (RTGs, MMRTGs, RHUs, ASRGs); Containment design; Nuclear mission typical processing and integration flow; Nuclear launch approval process; Launch vehicle certification; Environment impact statement; Orbital operations safety; Space situational awareness systems; Space traffic control; Safe orbits design; Safe on-orbit manoeuvres design; Mission control centre design and operations; Hazardous commands identification and control; Space weather forecasts; Re-entry operations safety; Re-entry safety requirements (risk acceptability criteria); Return operations (reusable launch vehicles - RLV); Controlled destructive re-entry; Uncontrolled re-entry; Emergency response; Human factors and performance for safety in space operations; General principles; Human factors and spaceport operations safety; Cockpit safety; Operational Hazard Analysis; Safety professional training and certification; Ground processing personnel safety training and certification; Mission control center personnel safety training and certification; Flight personnel safety training and certification; Appendix: Launch accidents and lessons learned; Glossary