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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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Reusable Launch Vehicle Operations and Maintenance Guideline Input...

By: nice Mendonca

Excerpt: This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S.

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Reusable Launch Vehicles Operations and Maintenance Top-Down Analy...

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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This Study of Reentry Vehicle (Rv) Systems and Their Associated Op...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This study of Reentry Vehicle (RV) systems and their associated operations was conducted for the Department of Transportation/Office of Commercial Space Transportation. The purpose of the study was to investigate and present an overview of reentry vehicle systems and to identify differences in mission requirements and operations. This includes reentry vehicle system background, system design considerations, description of past/present/future reentry systems, and...

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Executive Summary

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Provide Support For A Full Range Of Mission Types Including Satellite Launches And Recoveries, Scientific Research, And Space Station Support.

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Introducing Time-Based Metering at Los Angeles Air Route Traffic C...

By: John Mann

Excerpt: John Mann is the NATCA representative for Los Angeles center (ZLA) with over 15 years experience as an air traffic controller.

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Introducing Time-Based Metering at Los Angeles Air Route Traffic C...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: John Mann is the NATCA representative for Los Angeles center (ZLA) with over 15 years experience as an air traffic controller.

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Table of Contents

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Executive Summary: This Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates the potential environmental effects of the license applicant?s proposed action wherein the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) would issue an launch operator license (LOL) or launch-specific licenses to Sea Launch Limited Partnership (SLLP). If issued, the LOL would allow SLLP to conduct up to eight commercial launches per year for fiv...

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Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exp...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The States Parties to this Treaty: Inspired by the great prospects opening up before mankind as a result of man's entry into outer space, Recognizing the common interest of all mankind in the progress of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, Believing that the exploration and use of outer space should be carried on for the benefit of all peoples irrespective of the degree of their economic or scientific development, Desiring to contribute...

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United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The progressive development and codification of international law constitutes one of the principal responsibilities of the United Nations in the legal field. An important area for the exercise of such responsibilities is the new environment of outer space and, through the efforts of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its Legal Subcommittee, a number of significant contributions to the law of outer space have been made. The Unite...

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Launch Site Risk Analysis Software Version 3. 2. 0

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Launch site Risk Analysis Software Version 3.2.0?

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Voluntary Industry Standards and Their Relationship to Government ...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST), in developing its program for ensuring that commercial space operations adequately protect public safety and the environment, confronts the challenge of devising an effective means for accomplishing this objective while simultaneously nurturing a healthy and internationally competitive commercial space industry. In meeting this challenge, OCST has emphasized flexibility and the use of innovative approaches, r...

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Guide to Reusable Launch Vehicle Safety Validation and Verificatio...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) regulates the emerging Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) industry. Such regulatory efforts are used only to the extent necessary to ensure that industry activities do not jeopardize public health and safety, safety of property, U.S. national security or foreign policy interests, or international obligations of the U.S. The FAA is committed to ensuring safety ...

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Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center Wallops Flight Facility September...

By: Loyd C. Parker

Excerpt: At the direction of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST), Research Triangle Institute (RTI) conducted a study of the Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility (GSFC/WFF) at Wallops Island, Virginia. The purpose of the study was to establish a baseline upon which OCST could assess whether or not a commercial launch proposal is safe. Since the emphasis of the study is upon launch vehicles, particularly orbital launch vehicles, many activi...

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Research Triangle Institute Center for Systems Engineering Florida...

By: Loyd C. Parker

Excerpt: At the direction of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST), Research Triangle Institute (RTI) conducted a study of the Western Space and Missile Center (WSMC). The purpose of the study was to establish a baseline upon which OCST can assess whether or not a commercial launch proposal is safe. The following information is presented as a result of this effort...

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Statement of Woodie Woodward, Associate Administrator for Airports...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: It is a pleasure to be here today to testify on the state of the Nation?s airports and the important role the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) plays in airport development. I commend the Committee for scheduling this hearing because of the critical role airports play in our Nation?s air transportation system. There has been a lot of attention paid to how air carriers are coping with the post-September 11th environment and...

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Final Launch Site Safety Assessment

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Final launch site safety assessment?

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Commercial Space Transportation : 2000 Year in Review

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: In 2000, there were ten commercial launches licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for revenue that totaled about $625 million. This total represents seven launches from U.S. ranges for commercial and government customers plus three launches by the multinational Sea Launch venture. Overall, 35 worldwide commercial launches occurred in 2000. This number is slightly less than prior years (39 in 1999 and 41 in 1998). However, the U.S. percentage of c...

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Commercial Space Transportation : 1997 Year in Review

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: In 1997, U.S. launch service providers conducted 17 launches licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an increase of 55 percent over the 11 launches conducted in 1996. Of these 17, 14 were internationally competed commercial launches, resulting in a 40 percent share of the world?s market for commercial launches. Revenues from these FAA-licensed commercial space launches reached $940 million in 1997, an increase of 48 percent over 1996 revenues of $...

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Commercial Space Transportation : 2003 Year in Review

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Commercial Space Transportation: 2003 Year in Review summarizes U.S. and international launch activities for calendar year 2003 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 eight commercial orbital launches in 2003, all of which were successful.

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