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

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Chapter 15 Regulations and licensing at the European Spaceport

Bruno Lazare, Jean-Pierre Trinchero

CNES General Inspectorate and Quality Directorate, Safety Central Office

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction…………………………………177

  • Origin of the FSOA…………………………………178

    • International legal sources…………………………………178

    • The existing European and domestic technical and legal framework for preparation and launch operations from Guyana Space Centre since 1976…………………………………178

      • Ground range safety…………………………………179

      • Flight safety…………………………………180

  • The French Space Operation Act Lawmaking Process…………………………………181

  • FSOA: Main Features…………………………………181

    • Concerned activities: definition parameters…………………………………181

    • FSOA licensing/authorization and control regime………………………………… ...

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