Safety Design for Space Systems
Progress in space safety lies in the acceptance of safety design and engineering as an integral part of the design and implementation processes for new space systems. Safety must be seen as the principle design driver of utmost importance from the outset of the design process. This is achieved through a culture change that moves all stakeholders toward front-end-loaded safety concepts. This approach entails a shared understanding and mastery of the basic principles of safety design for space systems at all levels of the program organization. Fully supported by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and 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 the industry. It addresses each of the critical elements that impact 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, and technical and aerospace libraries is practically guaranteed. Written by the leading figures in the industry from NASA, ESA, JAXA, etc., 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, program managers, suppliers, and aerospace technologists; fully supported by the IAASS (International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety).
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Author(s): Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D, Axel Larsen, Tommaso Sgobba