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

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Chapter 23 The international challenges of regulation of commercial space flight

Joseph N. Pelton

Former Dean, International Space University

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  • Introduction…………………………………289

  • US vs. European Approaches…………………………………290

  • Diversity of Approach to Development of New Space Vehicles and its Safety Implications…………………………………295

  • Spaceports…………………………………295

  • International Regulatory Processes…………………………………296

  • Possible Methods to Enhance Safety with Regard to the Space Tourism Industry…………………………………298

  • Potential Show-Stoppers to be Addressed…………………………………299

  • Longer-term Approach to Private Space Missions…………………………………299

  • Conclusions…………………………………299

  • Bibliography…………………………………300

Introduction

Although most of the ...

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