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Draft Interim Safety Guidance for Reusable Launch Vehicles

By Federal Aviation Administration

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Book Id: WPLBN0000696227
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 79.26 KB
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Draft Interim Safety Guidance for Reusable Launch Vehicles  
Author: Federal Aviation Administration
Language: English
Subject: Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration Command Center (U.S.), Mechanical engineering.
Collections: Space and Aviation eDocuments Collection
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Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


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Administration, F. A. (n.d.). Draft Interim Safety Guidance for Reusable Launch Vehicles. Retrieved from

Excerpt: The Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has developed draft interim safety guidance for use by an applicant for a license to operate a reusable launch vehicle (RLV). This guidance is intended to assist an applicant in responding to public safety concerns of the agency associated with an application to conduct RLV operations. The safety objectives presented in this interim safety guidance are not regulations.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Preface ii Objective 1: Public Expected Casualty 1 Objective 2: Safety Process Methodology 3 Objective 3: Human Intervention Capability 15 Objective 4: Positive Human Initiation of Reentry Activities 15 Objective 5: Flight Data Monitoring and Recording 16 Objective 6: Non-nominal Reentry Risk Mitigation 16 Objective 7: Over-flight of Populated Areas 17 Objective 8: Reentry/Landing Site Risks 18 Objective 9: Preplanned, Pre-Approved Staging Impact Points and Abort Landing Sites 19 Objective 10: Flight Test Demonstration Program 20 Objective 11: Preflight Inspection and Checkout 21 Attachments: 22 Attachment 1: System Safety Engineering Process Attachment 2: Application of Expected Casualty to Commercial Space Transportation


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