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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 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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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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