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Space and Aviation eDocuments Collection (338 Books)


The Federal Aviation Administration: Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation Collection is an archive of publications and reports from the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Commercial Space Transportation (OCST), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

 
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29Th Space Wing/Vandenberg Air Force Base Launch Site Safety Asses...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Imminent danger, any condition, operation, or situation that occurs on the Range where a danger exists that could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm, immediately or before the imminence of such danger can be eliminated through control procedures; these situations also include health hazards where it is reasonably expected that exposure to a toxic substance or other hazard will occur that will cause harm to such a degree as to shorten ...

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Section 2.0 Western Range, Range Safety Program

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Section 2.0 describes the Safety Organization and the Range Safety Program for the Western Range (WR) and provides an overview of the features that comprise this program. The Range Safety Program has the authority and responsibility for both ground and flight activities such as test, checkout, assembly, servicing, and launch of launch vehicles and payloads to orbit insertion or earth impact. The safety organization and responsibilities, Western Range safety poli...

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30Th Space Wing/Vandenberg Air Force Base Launch Site Safety Asses...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Range Safety approval is the final approval necessary for data packages such as the Preliminary Flight Data Package, the Final Flight Data Package, the Missile System Prelaunch Safety Package, the Range Safety System Report, the Ground Operations Plan, and the Facility Safety Data Package. In addition, Range Safety approval is required for hazardous and safety critical procedures prior to the procedure being performed; however, Range Safety approval does not con...

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Commercial Space Transportation Public Meeting Holiday Inn Capitol...

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Excerpt: Good morning. I want to welcome you all here this morning. I have to say that getting to this point has been a long and rather challenging process. But our end goal ? having a clearly documented set of common safety standards for expendable launch vehicles at federal and non-federal ranges, is now within sight. Our primary mission in AST is to protect public safety, and we have no intention of compromising that. But we are also charged to encourage, facilitate, ...

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2001 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration?s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) licenses and regulates U.S. commercial space launch activity as authorized by Executive Order 12465, Commercial Expendable Launch Vehicle Activities, and the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984, as amended. AST?s mission is to license and regulate commercial launch operations to ensure public health and safety and the safety of property, and to protect nationa...

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Lockheed Martin's Atlas V 521 Launches Rainbow-1!

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Cape Canaveral, FL, July 17, 2003. The Atlas V 521 rocket successfully lifted off from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on July 17 at 7:45 p.m. EDT. It carried the Rainbow-1 spacecraft, a telecommunications satellite, owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation. The launch time had been scheduled for 7:20 p.m., but a helium leak on the rocket booster and the presence of anvil clouds delayed the lift-off 25 minutes. (These massive clouds s...

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Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee

By: Jane F. Garvey

Purpose: This order constitutes the charter for the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) and provides for its operation in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Title 5 U.S. Code, Appendix II) (Pub. L. 92-463; 86 Stat. 770). -- 2. DISTRIBUTION. This order is distributed to the director level in Washington and the Technical Center. -- 3. CANCELLATION. Order 1110.124, Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Co...

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Federal Register : Vol. 66, No. 205; Tuesday, October 23, 2001; No...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Purpose: The FAA SOIT will be hosting a public forum to discuss the FAA?s GPS approvals and WAAS/LAAS operational implementation plans. This meeting will be held in conjunction with a regularly scheduled meeting of the FAA SOIT and in response to aviation industry requests to the FAA Administrator. Formal presentations by the FAA will be followed by question and answer sessions. Those planning to attend are invited to submit proposed discussion topics.

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Federal Register : Vol. 62, No. 53, Wednesday, March 19, 1997; Pro...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Summary: The Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (the Office) of the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to amend the licensing regulations for launching commercial launch vehicles. The Office proposes to amend its licensing regulations in order to clarify its license application process for launch vehicles launching from federal launch ranges. The proposed regulations are intended to prov...

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Commercial Space Transportation : 1997 Year in Review

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: International Launch Services (1997). Image is of the Atlas 2A launch on March 8, 1997, from Cape Canaveral Air Station. It successfully orbited the Tempo direct broadcast satellite for Space Systems/Loral. McDonnell Douglas (1997). Image is of the Delta 2 7920 launch on May 5, 1997, from Vandenberg Air Force Base. It successfully orbited the first five Iridium communication satellites for Iridium Inc. Orbital Sciences Corporation (1997). Image is of the Pegasus...

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Commercial Space Transportation : 1998 Year in Review

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: International Launch Services (1998). Image is of the Atlas 2AS launch on June 18, 1998, from Cape Canaveral Air Station. It successfully orbited the Intelsat 805 communications satellite for Intelsat. Boeing Corporation (1998). Image is of the Delta 2 7920 launch on September 8, 1998, from Vandenberg Air Force Base. It successfully orbited five Iridium communications satellites for Iridium LLP. Lockheed Martin Corporation (1998). Image is of the Athena 2 awaiti...

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Commercial Space Transportation : 1999 Year in Review

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Sea Launch (1999). Image is of the Zenit 3SL launch on October 9, 1999, from the Odyssey Sea Launch Platform. It successfully deployed the DirecTV 1R satellite. International Launch Services (1999). Image is of the Atlas 2AS launch on April 12, 1999, from Cape Canaveral Air Station. It successfully orbited the Eutelsat W3 communications satellite for Eutelsat. Boeing Corporation (1999). Image is of the Delta 2 7420 launch on July 10, 1999, Cape Canaveral Air Sta...

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First Quarter 2003 Quarterly Launch Report

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The First Quarter 2003 Quarterly Launch Report features launch results from the fourth quarter of 2002 (October-December 2002) and launch forecasts for the first quarter of 2003 (January-March 2003) and second quarter of 2003 (April-June 2003). This report contains information on worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Projected launches have been identified from open sources, including industry references, company manifests, perio...

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 1St Quart...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Introduction: The First Quarter 2005 Quarterly Launch Report features launch results from the fourth quarter of 2004 (October-December 2004) and forecasts for the first quarter of 2005 (January-March 2005) and second quarter of 2005 (April-June 2005). This report contains information on worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital and commercial suborbital space launch events. Projected launches have been identified from open sources, including industry references, ...

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 1St Quart...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The First Quarter 2001 Quarterly Launch Report features launch results from the fourth quarter of 2000 (October-December 2000) and launch forecasts for the first quarter of 2001 (January-March 2001) and the second quarter of 2001 (April-June 2001). This report contains information on worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Projected launches have been identified from open sources, including industry references, company manifests, p...

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Final Environmental Assessment for the Sea Launch Project

By: Tamari?i Tutangata

Excerpt: This Environmental Assessment becomes a Federal document when evaluated and signed by the responsible Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Official.

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2000 Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs and Concepts Associate Admin...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration?s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) licenses and regulates U.S. commercial space launch activity as authorized by Executive Order 12465 and Commercial Space Launch Activities, Title 49 of the United States Code, Subtitle IX, Chapter 701 (formerly the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984). AST?s mission is to regulate the U.S.

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About the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Spa...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) licenses and regulates U.S. commercial space launch activity as authorized by Executive Order 12465 and Commercial Space Launch Activities, Title 49 of the United States Code, Subtitle IX, Chapter 701 (formerly the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984). FAA/AST?s mission is to regulate the U.S.

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Commercial Space Transportation : 2002 Year in Review

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Commercial Space Transportation: 2002 Year in Review summarizes U.S. and international launch activities for calendar year 2002 and provides a historical look at the past five years of commercial launch activities. The Federal Aviation Administration?s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) licensed six commercial orbital launches in 2002, all of which were successful.

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2004 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

By: Phil Smith

Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration?s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) licenses and regulates U.S. commercial space launch activity as authorized by Executive Order 12465 (Commercial Expendable Launch Vehicle Activities) and 49 United States Code Subtitle IX, Chapter 701 (formerly the Commercial Space Launch Act). AST?s mission is to license and regulate commercial launch operations to ensure public health and safety and the ...

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