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

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Appendix 1 Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Cooperation on Civil and Commercial Space Safety Standards and the Establishment of an International Space Safety Standardization Organization

Background

By comparing the current status of civil and commercial space developments and operations with the early times of civil aviation, striking similarities can be seen in terms of poor safety record and lack of international traffic management. Today civil aviation is considered to be the safest mode of transportation. This has primarily been achieved through intergovernmental cooperation under the aegis of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the specialized agency of the United Nations that was established in 1944 in Chicago, ...

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