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Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States 1990-1999

By: Edward C. Cleary

Excerpt: This engine on a U.S. air carrier Boeing 767 suffered an uncontained failure after ingesting a gull upon departure from a Middle Eastern airport, 1999. (Photo courtesy TWA) Future reports will feature photographs of aircraft damage resulting from wildlife strikes. Anyone with quality photographs of wildlife-aircraft strike damage is encouraged to submit them to one of the authors for consideration. Credit will be given for all photographs used.

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Third Quarter 2003 Quarterly Launch Report

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Introduction: The Third Quarter 2003 Quarterly Launch Report features launch results from the second quarter of 2003 (April-June 2003) and launch forecasts for the third quarter of 2003 (July-September 2003) and fourth quarter of 2003 (October-December 2003). This report contains information on worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Projected launches have been identified from open sources, including industry references, company manifests,...

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System Safety Engineering Process

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The System Safety Engineering Process has been defined as the application of system safety engineering and management principles, operational standards, and techniques to optimize safety within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all phases of the system?s life cycle. Within this definition resides four explicit and one implicit major components. The four explicit components are: 1. System Safety Engineering -- 2. System Safet...

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What Is Commercial Space Transportation Why Is It Important

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: How are we able to enjoy live television and radio broadcasts from anywhere in the world? Make international telephone calls? Manage natural resource use? Respond to emergencies and disasters? Satellite technology is the short answer. But how do satellites get to space? This is the function of commercial space transportation. Space transportation is the movement of, or means of moving objects to, from, or in space. You are probably familiar with at least one for...

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 1St Quart...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This report summarizes recent and scheduled worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Scheduled launches listed in this report are vehicle/payload combinations that have been identified in open sources, including industry references, company manifests, periodicals, and government documents. Note that such dates are subject to change. This report highlights commercial launch activities, classifying commercial launches as one or more of the following...

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Initial Regulatory Evaluation, Initial Regulatory Flexibility Dete...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Executive Summary: This draft regulatory evaluation examines the costs and benefits of the Supplement to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM), Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch (Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 413, 415, 417). The SNPRM, along with the October 25, 2000 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), propose to codify the Federal Aviation Administration?s license application process for launch from non-federal launch sites, and would codify ...

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Figure 1. Faa Launch License Process

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Note: This chart depicts FAA?s launch licensing process only, not the timeline associated with it.

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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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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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Commercial Space Transportation : 2004 Year in Review

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Commercial Space Transportation: 2004 Year in Review summarizes U.S. and international launch activities for calendar year 2004 and provides a historical look at the past five years of commercial launch activities. The Federal Aviation Administration?s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) licensed nine commercial orbital launches and five suborbital launches in 2004. Of the nine orbital licensed launches, six were of U.S.-built vehicles. Inter...

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The Economic Impact of Commercial Space Transportation on the U.S....

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Economic Impact of Commercial Space Transportation on the U.S. Economy is the Federal Aviation Administration Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation's (FAA/AST) first study of the U.S. commercial launch industry's effect on the nation's economy. This report is a quantitative analysis of the extent to which commercial space transportation is responsible directly and indirectly for supporting a variety of space and non-space-related indust...

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 4Th Quart...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Fourth Quarter 2000 Quarterly Launch Report features launch results from the third quarter of 2000 (July-September 2000) and launch forecasts for the fourth quarter of 2000 (October-December 2000) and the first quarter of 2001 (January-March 2001). This report contains information on worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Projected launches have been identified from open sources, including industry references, company manifest...

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The Economic Impact of Commercial Space Transportation on the U.S....

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Information on the economic impact of commercial space transportation and enabled industries on the U.S. Economy in 2002.

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Draft Faa Guidelines on Probability of Failure Analysis for New Ex...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The purpose of these guidelines is to facilitate valid probability of failure analyses for new expendable launch vehicles (ELVs)1. A valid probability of failure analysis is essential to public safety for launches that employ risk management, or a combination of hazard isolation and risk management. Risk is a measure that accounts for both the probability of occurrence (in this case, the occurrence is a failure of a launch vehicle) and the consequence of a hazar...

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10 Faa-Licensed Launches in 2000

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: In 2000, U.S. launch providers conducted 10 launches licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST). The 10 FAA-licensed launches were valued at approximately $625 million including: -- Four launches for commercial clients, worth $343 M -- Two launches for the U.S. Government, worth $27 M -- Three flights for Sea Launch, worth $255 M -- One test flight of Boeing's Delta 3- n...

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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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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...

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Performance Metrics : An Operational Impact Evaluation Plan Versio...

By: David A. Knorr

Excerpt: This Metrics Plan represents a new approach by the FAA to proactively measure the performance impacts of new systems. The ideas presented reflect a collaborative effort between the FAA and the aviation industry. The FFP1 Metrics Team will use this plan as a roadmap for the evaluation of FFP1 benefits. We would like to thank the numerous organizations and individuals who provided valuable inputs and critique.

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Guidelines for Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rocket...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: On December 23, 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004 (CSLAA). The CSLAA promotes the development of the emerging commercial space flight industry and makes the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), through delegations, responsible for regulating private human space flight under 49 U.S.C. Subtitle IX, ch. 701. Among other things, the CSLAA establishes an experimenta...

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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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