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Safety Design for Space Systems by Tommaso Sgobba, Axel Larsen, Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D

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Chapter 4. Basic Principles of Space Safety
Tommaso Sgobba
Head, Independent Flight Safety Office, European Space Research and Technology Center, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, the Netherlands
Axel M. Larsen Jr. ((Skip))
Chairman (Retired), NASA Payload Safety Review Panel, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas
Gary E. Musgrave, Ph.D.
Chairman (Retired), NASA Payload Safety Review Panel, Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, Texas

Contents

4.1 The Cause of Accidents 163
4.2 Principles and Methods 165
4.3 The Safety Review Process 170

4.1. The Cause of Accidents

Notoriously, space missions are risky. The risks of spaceflight, in a number of cases, are related to the extreme ...

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