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Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety

Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety (Paperback)

By on Space Launch Range Safety?, Committee
By Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
By Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Research Council, National

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In 1997, for the first time commercial launches outnumbered government launches at the Eastern Range (ER), located at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida. This title discusses whether range safety processes can be made more efficient and less costly without compromising public sa... read full description below.

ISBN 9780309069311
Published 15 January 2000 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780309069311
ISBN-10 0309069319
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Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Publication Date 15 January 2000
International Publication Date 15 March 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By on Space Launch Range Safety?, Committee
By Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
By Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Research Council, National
Category Physics
Number of Pages 70
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rockets (Aeronautics) - United States - Launching - Safety measures., Launch complexes (Astronautics) - United States - Safety measures., Risk management.
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 629.4320289
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The U.S. space program is rapidly changing from an activity driven by federal government launches to one driven by commercial launches. In 1997, for the first time commercial launches outnumbered government launches at the Eastern Range (ER), located at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida. Commercial activity is also increasing at the Western Range (WR), located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The government itself is emulating commercial customers, shifting from direct management of launch programs to the purchase of space launch services from U.S. commercial launch companies in an open, competitive market. The fundamental goal of the U.S. space program is to ensure safe, reliable, and affordable access to space. Despite the inherent danger of space launches, the U.S. space program has demonstrated its ability to protect the public. No launch site worker or member of the general public has been killed or seriously injured in any of the 4,600 launches conducted at the ER and WR during the entire 50-year history of the space age. Streamlining Space Launch Range Safety discusses whether range safety processes can be made more efficient and less costly without compromising public safety. This report presents six primary recommendations, which address risk management, Africa gates, roles and responsibilities, range safety documentation [EWR 127-1]), global positioning system (GPS) receiver tracking systems, and risk standards for aircraft and ships.

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Committee on Space Launch Range Safety, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Research Council

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