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Space and Aviation eDocuments Collection (312 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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Rlv Operations & Maintenance (O&M) White Paper, Industry Comments

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Excerpt: The Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Operations & Maintenance (O&M) White Paper was presented to the COMSTAC RLV Working Group by Chuck Larsen, FAA/AST, on 20 October 1999. Chuck also presented a letter from Ms. Patti Grace Smith, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation to Steve Flajser, COMSTAC Chairman, requesting review of the document by the COMSTAC. Chuck in turn requested comments from all RLV WG members. He asked that all comments be sent...

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Commercial Spacecraft Mission Model Update 18 May 1995

By: Paul N. Fuller

Excerpt: The U.S. Department of Transportation?s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (DoT/OCST) is responsible for promoting, encouraging, and facilitating commercial space launches by the private sector in the United States. An important element of this effort is to establish the commercial space industry?s view of future space launch requirements. Since 1993, the DoT/OCST has requested that its industry advisory group, the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory...

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Reusable Launch Vehicle Operations and Maintenance Guideline Input...

By: nice Mendonca

Excerpt: This document is disseminated under the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange.

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Reusable Launch Vehicle Operations and Maintenance Guideline Input...

By: nice Mendonca

Excerpt: This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for the contents or use thereof. The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade or manufacturer's names may appear herein solely when they are considered essential to the objective of the report. This document does not contain any proprietary informa...

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Reusable Launch Vehicle Operations and Maintenance Guideline Input...

By: nice Mendonca

Excerpt: This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for the contents or use thereof. The United States Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade or manufacturer's names may appear herein solely when they are considered essential to the objective of the report. This document does not contain any proprietary informa...

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Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Commercial R...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Description: This file contains information about the current U.S. and foreign reentry capsule programs.

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Safety Approval Guidelines for Applicants

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Preface: The Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has developed interim safety guidance for use by an applicant for a safety approval of a safety system, process, service, or of personnel that may be used in conducting licensed commercial space launch or reentry activities. The guidelines will provide interim procedures for obtaining a safety approval, including procedures for preparing an application and identification of appropriate safety ...

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Federal Register : Vol. 70, No. 104; Wednesday, June 1, 2005; Prop...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Summary: The Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend commercial space transportation regulations by adding procedures for obtaining a safety approval. Application for a safety approval is voluntary. A safety approval is an FAA determination that a licensed launch or reentry may be conducted using a launch vehicle, reentry vehicle, safety system, process, service, or personnel approved under this part. The safety approval holder could then offer a launch vehicle,

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Purpose and Need for the License Applicant's Proposed Action

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Introduction: This Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the potential environmental effects of this project pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 12114 on the Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, whose implementation is guided by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 United States Code (U.S.C). 4321 et seq.), and the implementing regulations of the President?s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 Code of Federal...

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Appendix a : Sea Launch System Components and System Integration, ...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Sea Launch is a new, innovative system for launching commercial satellites from a platform at sea. The Sea Launch program is an international joint venture owned by Boeing Commercial Space Company, RSC Energia, KB Yuzhnoye, and Kvaerner Maritime a.s. The system will utilize the proven Block DM-SL and Zenit rocket, manufactured by RSC Energia of Russia and KB Yuzhnoye of the Ukraine, to launch its satellite payloads (spacecraft) from equatorial locations in the P...

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Federal Register : Vol. 63, No. 78; Thursday, April 23, 1998; Notices

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: 1998. This notice also announces the availability of this program for public review and comment. Under section 103 of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (hereinafter referred to as ??the Act??), an airport operator may submit to the FAA noise exposure maps which meet applicable regulations and which depict non-compatible land uses as of the date of submission of such maps, a description of projected aircraft operations, and the ways i...

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Sea Launch Environmental Assessment

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The proposed action is for the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) to issue a commercial space launch license to the Sea Launch Limited Partnership (SLLP). SLLP proposes to conduct commercial space launch operations from a mobile, floating platform in international waters in the east-central equatorial Pacific Ocean. This Environmental Assessment addresses environmental impacts, mitigation mea...

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Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Commerce the Fed...

By: Jane F. Garvey

Excerpt: The United States Government space lift ranges are vital to civil, national security, and U.S. commercial space activities. The Department of the Air Force (AF) owns and operates the primary U.S. space lift ranges at the Eastern Range, headquartered at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and the Western Range, headquartered at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The Air Force is modernizing these ranges to meet its needs for both reusable and future ex...

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Licensing of Commercial Launch Sites

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984 as recodified at 49 U.S.C. Subtitle IX-- Commercial Space Transportation, ch. 701, Commercial Space Launch Activities, 49 U.S.C. 70101- authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to license launches or the operation of launch sites carried out by U.S. citizens or within the United States. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has delegated this authority to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Special Report : Faas Third Annual Commercial Space Transportation...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Third Annual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Commercial Space Transportation Forecast Conference took place in Arlington, Virginia at the Sheraton National Hotel. The year 2000 conference featured seven panels and several special presentations by top-level government and industry guests, including the Honorable Rodney E. Slater, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, Dr. Neal Lane, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Direct...

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Special Report : U.S. Small Launch Vehicles

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: 1995 was an ambitious and difficult year for the United States small launch vehicle market. A total of five small launch vehicles were launched from the United States, two of which were successful (Atlas E and Pegasus 1) and three of which resulted in failure (Pegasus XL, LMLV, and Conestoga). A total of four payloads were successfully deployed. Note that a small launch vehicle is defined as one capable of lifting no more than 5,000 ponds to low earth orbit. See...

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Special Report : U.S. Advanced Launch Vehicle Technology Programs

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: U.S. firms and U.S. government agencies are jointly investing in advanced launch vehicle technology. This Special Report summarizes U.S. launch vehicle technology programs and highlights the changing roles of government and industry players in picking technologies and providing funding. It also reports on the role of the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST) in advanced launch vehicle programs and on the joint National Space Transportation Policy ...

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Special Report : Geo Satellite Markets and Functions

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The information revolution has transformed telecommunication markets. The explosive demand for global communication has spawned accelerating technical innovation and fierce competition for telecommunication revenues. Deregulation of telecommunications in the U.S. and in other countries combined with advances in technology have contributed to enhancements in computer capability and affordability, an explosion in use of the Internet, and the wide availability and ...

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Special Report : Trends in Space Launch Services : Globalization a...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Launch service providers are leading the globalization of the space industry by forming international partnerships. The end of the Cold War has created an environment that favors cooperation between manufacturers of high technology launch systems, with less emphasis on national security concerns. As a result, an international marketplace in launch vehicle manufacturing has emerged in which manufacturers can coordinate and consolidate their technologies.

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Special Report the U.S. Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (Eelv) P...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program is a Department of Defense technology-development program managed by the Air Force. The program is intended to produce an improved launch vehicle family for government use. The EELV will replace the currently used fleet of Atlas, Delta, and Titan launch vehicles and is expected to cut launch vehicle life-cycle costs by 25 to 50 percent. This goal is to be achieved through the use of up-graded (but not ?clean s...

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