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Safety Issues

  • Ram S. Jakhu
  • Tommaso Sgobba
  • Paul Stephen Dempsey
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Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 7)

Abstract

Safety standards are typically developed through a consensus process and, in connection with any activity, they are considered to represent the minimal level of risk that society will accept and tolerate. To determine which international standards are needed for space safety, we need first of all to build a common understanding about what are the safety risks posed by the various phases of a commercial space flight, and which ones are of international nature or interest. This section addresses the actual safety challenges that an ICAO-like organization for space will need to address.

Keywords

International Space Station Launch Vehicle Geosynchronous Orbit Federal Aviation Administration Space Operation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ram S. Jakhu
    • 1
  • Tommaso Sgobba
    • 2
  • Paul Stephen Dempsey
    • 1
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.ESANoordwijkThe Netherlands

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