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

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Chapter 22 Toward an International Space Station Safety Authority

Tommaso Sgobba

European Space Agency, Directorate of Manned Spaceflight and Microgravity, Noordwijk

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction…………………………………275

  • Overview of Legal Issues Related to ISS Safety…………………………………276

    • United Nations Space Treaties…………………………………276

    • ISS agreements…………………………………277

    • Lack of specific safety rules for ISS commercial activities…………………………………278

  • Current Requirements, Organization, and Processes…………………………………280

    • Shuttle payloads safety process as model…………………………………280

    • The problem of multiple certifications…………………………………281

    • Need for an integrated and international safety organization…………………………………282

  • Extending the Civil Aviation Model to ...

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