Chapter 3 Space safety standards in Europe1

Gérardine Meishan Goh

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction…………………………………30

  • Background…………………………………30

    • National safety standards…………………………………31

    • Changing paradigms: regionalization and commercialization…………………………………31

  • Harmonization of Safety Standards at the European Level…………………………………31

    • Safety standards and culture within the European Space Agency (ESA)…………………………………32

      • History…………………………………32

      • ESA List of Approved Standards…………………………………32

      • Product assurance and safety at the ESA…………………………………33

  • Human Space-Flight Safety Standards…………………………………35

    • Current institutions for the harmonization of safety standards in Europe…………………………………36

      • The European Commission (EC)…………………………………36

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