Chapter 7 Space launch safety in Australia

Michael E. Davis

Chapter Outline

  • Background…………………………………95

  • The Space Activities Act…………………………………96

    • Licenses…………………………………96

    • Launch permits…………………………………97

    • Overseas launch permits…………………………………97

    • Register of Space Objects…………………………………97

  • Space Licensing and Safety Office…………………………………98

    • ldquo;As low as reasonably practicable”…………………………………98

    • Risk Hazard Analysis Methodology…………………………………98

  • Conclusions…………………………………99

  • Notes and references…………………………………99

7.1 Background

In 1996, Kistler Aerospace Corporation entered discussions with the Australian government to use the Woomera range for the testing of its new K-1 reusable launch vehicle. Kistler was developing a two-stage reusable ...

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