Harmonizing Public Safety Risk of Space Missions

On May 17 & 18, the APT Safety Engineering and Analysis Center (SEAC) hosted an international workshop to examine safety policies, approaches, and analytical methods used to minimize risk to the public from space launches. The workshop was held in conjunction with the 4th International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) Conference, which was held May 19-21 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. Attending the workshop were leading launch safety analysts from the European Space Agency (ESA), the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the US Department of Defense (DoD), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Space Transportation. The workshop identified many areas of common methodology and similar levels of safety metrics. Planning for the next workshop began.

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