Safety Design for Space Systems

Other | March 27, 2009

byGary E. Musgrave Ph.D, Gary E. Musgrave, Axel Larsen...

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Progress in space safety lies in the acceptance of safety design and engineering as an integral part of the design and implementation process for new space systems. Safety must be seen as the principle design driver of utmost importance from the outset of the design process, which is only achieved through a culture change that moves all stakeholders toward front-end loaded safety concepts. This approach entails a common understanding and mastering of basic principles of safety design for space systems at all levels of the program organisation.

Fully supported by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), written by the leading figures in the industry, with frontline experience from projects ranging from the Apollo missions, Skylab, the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, this book provides a comprehensive reference for aerospace engineers in industry.

It addresses each of the key elements that impact on space systems safety, including: the space environment (natural and induced); human physiology in space; human rating factors; emergency capabilities; launch propellants and oxidizer systems; life support systems; battery and fuel cell safety; nuclear power generators (NPG) safety; habitat activities; fire protection; safety-critical software development; collision avoidance systems design; operations and on-orbit maintenance.

* The only comprehensive space systems safety reference, its must-have status within space agencies and suppliers, technical and aerospace libraries is practically guaranteed
* Written by the leading figures in the industry from NASA, ESA, JAXA, (et cetera), with frontline experience from projects ranging from the Apollo missions, Skylab, the Space Shuttle, small and large satellite systems, and the International Space Station.
* Superb quality information for engineers, programme managers, suppliers and aerospace technologists; fully supported by the IAASS (International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety)

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Progress in space safety lies in the acceptance of safety design and engineering as an integral part of the design and implementation process for new space systems. Safety must be seen as the principle design driver of utmost importance from the outset of the design process, which is only achieved through a culture change that moves al...

Until October 2012 Tommaso Sgobba has been responsible for flight safety at the European Space Agency (ESA), including human-rated systems, spacecraft re-entries, space debris, use of nuclear power sources, and planetary protection. He joined the European Space Agency in 1989, after 13 years in the aeronautical industry. Initially he s...
Format:OtherDimensions:992 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 27, 2009Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080559220

ISBN - 13:9780080559223

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Space Safety
2 The Space Environment: Natural and Induced
3 Overview of Bioastronautics
4 Basic Principles of Space Safety
5 Human-Rating Concepts
6 Life-Support Systems Safety
7 Emergency Systems
8 Collision Avoidance Systems
9 Robotic-Systems Safety
10 Meteoroid and Debris Protection
11 Noise-Control Design
12 Materials Safety
13 Oxygen-Systems Safety
14 Avionics Safety
15 Software-System Safety
16 Battery Safety
17 Mechanical-Systems Safety
18 Containment of Hazardous Materials
19 Failure-Tolerance Design
20 Propellant-Systems Safety
21 Pyrotechnic Safety
22 Extravehicular-Activity Safety
23 Emergency, Caution, and Warning System
24 Laser Safety
25 Crew Training Safety: An Integrated Process
26 Safety Considerations in the Ground Environment
27 Fire Safety
28 Safe-without-Services Design
29 Probabilistic Risk Assessment with Emphasis on Design