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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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Appendix B, C, D : Principal Hazards Associated with the Sea Launc...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This appendix describes the hazards that may pose a threat to the public or the environment from Sea Launch operations. Hazards that Sea Launch systems or operating personnel may encounter that do not pose a threat to the public or the environments are not discussed. The following subsections are included: B.1 Home Port Assessment, B.2 Launch Site Assessment, B.3 Characteristics of Hazardous Materials, B.4 Hazardous Waste, B.5 General Industrial Waste, and B.6 L...

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Appendix a : Emissions Afterburning Loads for Programmatic and Non...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This appendix identifies the emissions/afterburning products from various propellants used in launch vehicle (LV) activities. It also discusses a methodology for determining the loads of these emissions in the various atmospheric layers and provides a table of these loads by layer. Finally, the appendix describes how the methodology can be linked with the categorization of LVs (e.g., payload capacity, launch method) proposed in the PEIS and how the programmatic ...

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Appendix B : Marine Mammals Strike Probability Assessment

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: An approach was used to determine the expected number of marine animals that could be struck by the separation and jettison or drop of various spent stages and payload fairings from commercial launches in the U.S. For this approach, the data were based on the projected 1998 commercial launch rate, because it was the highest annual launch rate. Assumptions Various assumptions were applied to the 1998 launch rate data to estimate the number of items jettisoned/dro...

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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 B : Principal Hazards Associated with the Sea Launch Program

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This appendix describes the hazards that may pose a threat to the public or the environment from Sea Launch operations. Hazards that Sea Launch systems or operating personnel may encounter that do not pose a threat to the public or the environments are not discussed. The following subsections are included: B.1 Home Port Assessment, B.2 Launch Site Assessment, B.3 Characteristics of Hazardous Materials, B.4 Hazardous Waste, B.5 General Industrial Waste, and B.6 L...

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Appendix B, C, D : Principal Hazards Associated with the Sea Launc...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This appendix describes the hazards that may pose a threat to the public or the environment from Sea Launch operations. Hazards that Sea Launch systems or operating personnel may encounter that do not pose a threat to the public or the environments are not discussed. The following subsections are included: B.1 Home Port Assessment, B.2 Launch Site Assessment, B.3 Characteristics of Hazardous Materials, B.4 Hazardous Waste, B.5 General Industrial Waste, and B.6 L...

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Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), evaluating a Sea Launch Limited Partnership (SLLP) proposal to construct and operate a mobile, floating launch platform in international waters in the east-central equatorial Pacific Ocean. After reviewing and analyzing currently available data and information on existing conditions, project impacts, and measures to mitigate those impacts, the FAA Associate Administrator for Com...

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Written Reevaluation of the Sea Launch Environmental Assessment wi...

By: Ron Gress

Excerpt: Sea Launch Limited Partnership (SLLP) is an international commercial venture formed to conduct commercial space launch operations from a mobile, floating launch platform in international waters in the east-central equatorial Pacific Ocean. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial space launch licensing authority in 49 USC Subtitle IX--ch. 701, Commercial Space Launch Activities, 70101-70121 (the Act), authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Transportation t...

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Sea Launch Environmental Monitoring and Protection Plan 30 August ...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Description: This file has content on U.S. government monitoring and protecting various species.

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Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Assoc...

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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Federal Aviation Administration Associate Administrator for Commer...

By: Michon Washington

Excerpt: Federal Aviation Administration Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST)

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About the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportat...

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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Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transpo...

By: Doug Graham

Excerpt: In 1984, the Department of Transportation (DOT) was designated as the lead agency for United States (U.S.) commercial launch activities by Executive Order of the President. Later that year, Congress enacted the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984 (CSLA), which authorized DOT to regulate U.S. commercial launch activities. The DOT designated the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST) as the lead to carry out these responsibilities including: In October 1...

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Concept of Operations for Commercial Space Transportation in the N...

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Excerpt: This is a concept document. It provides a conceptual overview of commercial space transportation (CST) operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) in 2005 and beyond. This document is intended to support evolution of a fully integrated, modernized NAS inclusive of commercial space transportation. Further, this overview concept is a living document and will be coordinated in a collaborative manner with industry and government stakeholders to ensure the viabi...

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The 8Th Annual Faa Commercial Space Transportation Conference

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Will convene the 8th annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference on February 10th at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme for the 2005 conference is ?Ready for the Next Giant Leap,? focusing on the latest developments in expendable and reusable launch vehicle technology, space tourism, and educating the space transportation workforce. FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation Patricia Grace Smith will welcome guests on t...

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Atlas Iias Successful!

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, September 18. A Lockheed Martin-built Atlas IIAS rocket successfully carried a Spanish communications satellite to orbit. Hispasat 1D will provide communications, broadcast and multimedia services in Europe, the Americas, North Africa and the Middle East for Madrid-based Hispasat S.A. The Atlas IIAS lifted off at 6:04 p.m. EDT (22:04 GMT), and released the satellite into orbit 29 minutes later. The launch was conducted by a comb...

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X Prize Competition Kicks Off with Scaled Composites Spaceship One!

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Mojave, CA, September 29. Scaled Composites (Scaled) plans to conduct its first launch in its bid to win the X Prize Competition. The launch will take place from the Mojave Civilian Aerospace Test Center in California. FAA issued a launch site operator?s license to the Mojave Airport on June 17th. Scaled will launch the historic SpaceShipOne with a pilot and the equivalent weight of two passengers to 100 km. A second launch is planned for as early as October 4th...

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Successful Atlas Iiib Launch!

By: Burt Rutan

Excerpt: Cape Canaveral, FL, April 10, Headquarters. AST staff, supported by AST?s Commercial Space Transportation Safety Office at Patrick Air Force Base, inspected and monitored launch activities associated with the Atlas IIIB launch of AsiaSat-4. The launch window was 8:09-9:21 p.m. on April 10. As forecast earlier, there was a 30% chance of a weather constraint due to lower level winds. The weathermen at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station forecast a 30% chance of a wea...

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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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Lockheed Martin's Atlas Launch Is Successful!

By: Elon Musk

Excerpt: December 17, 2003; Cape Canaveral Air Station, FL: Lockheed Martin?s International Launch Services (ILS) launched an Atlas IIIB rocket at 9:30 pm EST. The Atlas IIIB successfully carried the U.S. Navy Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Follow-On F11. FAA safety inspectors were present at the Cape to monitor the launch. With the launch of UHF-1 in 1993, the Navy began replacing and upgrading its UHF satellite communications network with a constellation of customized sate...

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