Chapter 5. Human Rating Concepts
Michael K. Saemisch
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Denver, Colorado
5.1 Human Rating Defined
5.2 Human Rating Requirements and Approaches
This chapter addresses the concept of human rating as applied to space systems. As defined here, this process recently has become a formal process for NASA programs and, within the U.S. law, for non-NASA American operators. This now formal NASA process captures and consolidates the past successful practices of NASA for application in all future NASA programs.
Human rating is an encompassing effort that affects many aspects of a program, from its earliest phases and throughout its life. Technical human rating requirements drive the design of flight and ground ...