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Safety Design for Space Operations by Tommaso Sgobba, Paul Wilde, Isabelle Rongier, Firooz Allahdadi

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Chapter 1

Introduction to Space Operations Safety

Tommaso Sgobba, Paul D. Wilde, Isabelle Rongier and Firooz A. Allahdadi

Chapter Outline

1.1 General

The safety of any space system requires a deliberate and interdisciplinary integration of the flight hardware design with the design of its operations throughout the entire lifecycle of the system. This chapter introduces the subsequent chapters that more thoroughly address safety issues associated with the operations of space vehicles, from the design of the infrastructure on ground, through launch, on-orbit, and re-entry ...

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