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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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Section 2.0 Eastern Range : Range Safety Program

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Section 2.0 describes the Safety Organization and the Range Safety Program for the Eastern Range 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 following major topics are addressed: x Safety Organization and Responsi...

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Table of Contents Section 1.0 Eastern Range General Range Capabilities

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Description: This document contains information on Local Area and Local Population Information.

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Section 1.0 Wallops Flight Facility Range Capabilities

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) is located on Virginia?s Eastern Shore at Wallops Island, Virginia. The northern border of the WFF launch site is the Chincoteague Inlet, which separates Wallops Island from the Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. These islands contain the town of Chincoteague, located about 3.9 NM from the launch site with a population of around 2,000, the Assateague National Seashore operated by the National Park Service, and a National Wildl...

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Section 2.0 Wallops Flight Facility Range Safety Program

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Section 2.0 describes the Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) Range Safety Program and provides an overview of the features that comprise this program. The Range Safety Program has authority and responsibility over 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 following major topics are addressed: 2.2 Safety Organization and Responsibilities 2.3 Wallops ...

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Casualty Areas from Impacting Inert Debris for People in the Open

By: Robert M. Montgomery

Excerpt: After discussing what constitutes a hazardous piece and presenting the equation for computing casualty expectancy, detailed methods are provided for evaluating the basic casualty area for an impacting piece. This area depends on the cross-sectional area of the piece, the assumed dimensions of a person in the open, and the path angle of the velocity vector at impact. Other augmenting effects that can cause the casualty area of an impacting piece to be considerabl...

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1999 Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs and Concepts

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Description: This file contains information about United States commercial programs and various related material.

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Expected Casualty Calculations for Commercial Space Launch and Ree...

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Purpose: This advisory circular provides an acceptable methodology for estimating the value, or upper limit of the value, of Expected Casualty Ec for commercial space launch and reentry missions.

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Reusable Launch and Reentry Vehicle

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This Advisory Circular is provided for guidance and information on applying a systematic and logical system safety process methodology for the identification and control of public safety hazards associated with the operation of Reusable Launch Vehicle and Reentry Vehicle Systems. The methods and procedures described herein provide an acceptable approach to system safety methodology. Other approaches that fulfill regulatory objectives may be acceptable to the Fed...

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Licensing Test Flight Reusable Launch Vehicle Missions (Plus Signa...

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Purpose: This Advisory Circular (AC) demonstrates how existing federal regulations on obtaining a license to conduct a reusable launch vehicle (RLV) mission(s) may be used to obtain a license to conduct RLV missions for test flight purposes (referred to herein as test flight RLV missions) while an RLV is under development. Specifically, this document addresses how to obtain a license for test flights subject to RLV mission licensing under Title 14, Code of Federal Regula...

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Licensing Test Flight Reusable Launch Vehicle Missions

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Purpose: This Advisory Circular (AC) demonstrates how existing federal regulations on obtaining a license to conduct a reusable launch vehicle (RLV) mission(s) may be used to obtain a license to conduct RLV missions for test flight purposes (referred to herein as test flight RLV missions) while an RLV is under development. Specifically, this document addresses how to obtain a license for test flights subject to RLV mission licensing under Title 14, Code of Federal Regula...

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Consider a Career in Space Transportation

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Would you be willing to be rocketed 50 miles into space to experience the excitement, feel weightlessness, and see the Earth below? Approximately 19 percent of people interviewed in a 2002 Zog by International, Inc., poll indicated that they would be likely to take part in such an experience when it becomes available to the public, assuming they could meet the medical and other requirements. Approximately 7 percent of the affluent would pay $20 million for 2-wee...

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Department of Transportation Office of Commercial Space Transportation

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to oversee and coordinate United States commercial launch activities. The Secretary's mandate embraces the authority to license and otherwise regulate such activities, as well as the responsibility to encourage, facilitate and promote establishment of a competitive United States commercial space transportation industry. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Secr...

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Appendix a to Part 420 : Method for Defining a Flight Corridor

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This appendix provides a method for constructing a flight corridor from a launch point for a guided suborbital launch vehicle or any one of the four classes of guided orbital launch vehicles from table 1, 420.19, without the use of local meteorological data or a launch vehicle trajectory. -- (2) A flight corridor includes an over flight exclusion zone in a launch area and, for a guided suborbital launch vehicle, an impact dispersion area in a downrange area. A f...

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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. It is being developed in response to high market demand for a more dependable and affordable commercial satellite launching service. 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 R...

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

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Three-axis stabilization of the Block DM-SL during coast periods is provided by two attitude control/ullage engines. Each engine has five nozzles that are grouped in clusters on either side of the main engine nozzle. The attitude control system uses the hypergolic propellants nitrogen tetroxide (N2O4) and monomethylhydrazine (MMH).

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

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Launch vehicle stages will be loaded onboard the ACS in the Home Port through the stern ramp (Figure A.2.2-1). Processing and assembly of the stages will be conducted on the rail systems in the rocket assembly compartment on the main deck, accommodating parallel processing of up to three launch vehicles at one time. A special area in the bow of the main deck will be dedicated for processing and fueling of the Block DM-SL upper stage. Processing and assembly of t...

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

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The LP will serve as the transport vessel for the integrated launch vehicle and also serve as the launch pad. It will also provide accommodations for the marine and prelaunch crews during transit to and from the launch location. It will have all the necessary systems for launch vehicle erection, fueling, and for the conduct of launch operations. The LP (Figure A.2.3-1) is a modification of an existing semi-submersible oil platform. This platform was designed for...

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

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The integrated launch vehicle, including the encapsulated payload, will be supported on the transporter/erector in the LP hangar during transit to the launch location. Accommodations for six customer technicians will be provided onboard the LP during transit. While the ACS and LP are in route to the launch location, a mission rehearsal will be conducted. The rehearsal involves the launch personnel and customer personnel onboard the ACS, the tracking assets (Sele...

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

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Building 1 will have an overall area of approximately 3,900 m2, and its major features will include: -- 1. Processing/fueling cells. -- 2. Fuel storage rooms. -- 3. Oxidizer storage rooms. -- 4. Encapsulation cell. -- 5. Common air lock. -- 6. Control rooms. -- 7. Garment change rooms. -- 8. Lobby/break area. -- 9. Generator room. -- The processing/fueling cells, encapsulation cell, and air lock are clean rooms will be maintained to Federal Standard 209 Class 10...

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

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Since the Zenit-3SL is launched from a mobile, sea-based launch platform, there is some flexibility in the location of the launch. However, considerations such as stage impact points, weather, and LP transit times restrict the vehicle from being launched at any location. Figure A.5.7-1 identifies the launch region in the Pacific Ocean. All data in this section assume an equatorial launch location with coordinates 0o N, 154o W. This is approximately 10 days LP sa...

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