Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

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.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

About the Editors and Contributors

Firooz A. ALLAHDADI, Ph.D

Isabelle RONGIER

Paul D. WILDE, Ph.D., P.E

Tommaso SGOBBA

William AILOR, Ph.D

Fernand ALBY

John B. BACON, Ph.D

Sayavur I. BAKHTIYAROV, Ph.D

Christophe BONNAL

Curt D. BOTTS

Bernard BRANDT

Kenneth BUTTON

Estelle CHAMPESTING

Jon CHROSTOWSKI

Nathalie COSTEDOAT

Robert DEMPSEY, Ph.D

John DOLLBERG

Melissa EMERY

Wigbert FEHSE, Ph.D

David FINKLEMAN, Ph.D

Jean-François GOESTER

Charles GRAY

Jerry HABER

Andrew HERD

Lark HOWORTH

Nicholas JOHNSON

Michael T. KEZIRIAN, Ph.D

Paul KIRKPATRICK

Steven L. KOONTZ, Ph.D

Georg KOPPENWALLNER, Ph.D. (1935–2012)

Leonard KRAMER, Ph.D

Udaya KUMAR, Ph.D

Erik LARSON Ph.D

Wim van LEEUWEN

Carine LEVEAU

Eugene LEVIN, Ph.D

Michael G. LUTOMSKI

Kelli MALONEY

Ronald R. MIKATARIAN

D. F. Kip MIKULA

Erwin MOOIJ, Ph.D

Randy NYMAN

Ron NOOMEN

Gary F. POLANSKI, Ph.D

Sandrine RICHARD

Karl U. SCHREIBER, Ph.D

Joseph A. SHOLTIS

Carlos E. SOARES

Richard G. STERN

Marc TOUSSAINT

Jean-Pierre TRINCHERO

Jérôme VILA

Gregory D. WYSS, Ph.D

Chapter 1. Introduction to Space Operations Safety

1.1 General

1.2 Safety Risk Management

1.3 Launch Site Safety

1.4 Launch Safety

1.5 Nuclear-Powered Payloads Safety

1.6 Orbital Safety

1.7 Re-Entry Safety

1.8 Aircraft Protection

Chapter 2. Spaceport Design for Safety

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Choice of Launch Site

2.3 Master Plan of a Spaceport

2.4 Ground Risk Control

2.5 Flight Risk Contro

Details

No. of pages:
1072
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780080969213
Electronic ISBN:
9780080969220