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Space Safety Regulations and Standards by Ram Jakhu, Joseph N. Pelton

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Chapter 2 US Department of Defense launch safety standards

Thomas Pfitzer

APT Research

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction…………………………………17

  • Launch Safety History…………………………………18

  • Assigned Responsibilities…………………………………18

  • Guiding Principles…………………………………19

    • Minimizing risks…………………………………19

    • Containment…………………………………20

    • Managing risks…………………………………20

  • The Risk Management Process…………………………………21

  • Risk Uncertainty…………………………………24

  • Criteria for Acceptable Risk…………………………………25

    • Proper execution…………………………………25

    • Adequate protection…………………………………26

    • Summary of Criteria from RCC 321…………………………………26

  • Effective Use of Standards…………………………………26

  • Acknowledgements…………………………………27

  • Notes and references…………………………………27

Introduction

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