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Space Safety Regulations and Standards by Ram Jakhu, Joseph N. Pelton

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Appendix 2 Commercial Human Space-flight Vehicle “Certification” by an International Space Safety Board

Note: This Appendix should be read in the context of Chapter 8: Certification of New Experimental Commercial Human Space-Flight Vehicles by Tommaso Sgobba and Joseph N. Pelton

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This document addresses the creation of an International Space Safety Board for Commercial Human Space-flight Vehicle Certification. The following text sets the process that would be followed to establish safety requirements applicable to “initial certification” for a Commercial Human Space-flight Vehicle (CHSV). This initial standard would serve to cover any spacecraft commercially developed and operated to perform sub-orbital or orbital ...

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