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Federal Register : Vol. 62, No. 53, Wednesday, March 19, 1997; Pro...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Summary: The Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (the Office) of the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing to amend the licensing regulations for launching commercial launch vehicles. The Office proposes to amend its licensing regulations in order to clarify its license application process for launch vehicles launching from federal launch ranges. The proposed regulations are intended to prov...

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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: Sea Launch is a new, innovative system for launching commercial satellites from a platform at sea. 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 RSC Energia of Russia and KB Yuzhnoye of the Ukraine, to launch its satellite payloads (spacecraft) from equatorial locations in the P...

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Special Report : U.S. Small Launch Vehicles

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: 1995 was an ambitious and difficult year for the United States small launch vehicle market. A total of five small launch vehicles were launched from the United States, two of which were successful (Atlas E and Pegasus 1) and three of which resulted in failure (Pegasus XL, LMLV, and Conestoga). A total of four payloads were successfully deployed. Note that a small launch vehicle is defined as one capable of lifting no more than 5,000 ponds to low earth orbit. See...

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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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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 : 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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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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Final Report on Rlv Licensing Approaches

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Commercial Space Act of 1998 granted to the FAA authority to license re-entry by launch vehicles. The Act requires the FAA to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) addressing regulations for re-entry licensing by May 1999. In addition to the NPRM direction from the FAA, the FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) requested that the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) provide support in two other a...

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Special Report : Trends in Satellite Mass and Heavy Lift Launch Ve...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The size of commercial GEO satellites has steadily grown as a result of the telecommunications market demanding more satellites with higher power and more transponders. Many analysts within the satellite manufacturing and launch industries see this trend continuing. In 1996, the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) was split among two possible scenarios for the growth in satellite mass over the next decade: either satellite mass growth wo...

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2002 Accomplishments : New Runway Entered Service at Detroit

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Decreased departure delay for NY Westgate?

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Launch into History! Atlas V Launch Successful!

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Cape Canaveral Air Station, August 29. The inaugural flight of Lockheed Martin?s Atlas V launch vehicle took place on Wednesday, August 21, representing a historical milestone for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. The Atlas V is the first of the new generation of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELV) developed as part of the U.S. Air Force program to enhance space launch reliability and reduce costs. The Atlas V lifted off from a newly-desig...

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 2Nd 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.

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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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Trends in Satellite Manufacturing : Changing How the Commercial Sp...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: In recent years, the commercial sector of the satellite industry has seen unprecedented growth. An expanding base of satellite applications and satellite services has increased the demand for satellites and has brought about changes in almost every aspect of the commercial space industry. In particular, the increasing demands placed on current and future communications satellites have had major effects on satellite design and production.

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U.S. & International Small Launch Vehicles

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Since the 1980s, there have been expectations that a substantial commercial market for launch services using small launch vehicles would develop. In fact, commercial launches of small launch vehicles have, in theory, been available since the mid-1980s. However, the first commercial launch of a small vehicle did not occur until 1993. Since then, the market has been small, about one or two commercial launches annually, and until recently, only U.S. firms have serv...

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

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The First Quarter 2001 Quarterly Launch Report features launch results from the fourth quarter of 2000 (October-December 2000) and launch forecasts for the first quarter of 2001 (January-March 2001) and the second quarter of 2001 (April-June 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 manifests, p...

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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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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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Commercial Space Transportation Concept of Operations in the Natio...

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Excerpt: This document provides a conceptual overview of commercial space transportation 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 will be coordinated in a collaborative manner with industry stakeholders to ensure the viability of the concepts represented.

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