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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    D6. SYMPOSIUM ON COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT SAFETY ISSUES

    Topics should address commercial safety and regulatory policy issues for orbital and suborbital space transportation and spaceports. The goal is to identify issues common to commercial operators of both human and robotic space vehicles to increase international safety and interoperability.

    Coordinator

    Christophe Chavagnac
    Airbus Defence and Space SASFrance

    John Sloan
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    D6.1. Commercial Space Flight Safety and Emerging Issues

    Topics for this session cover commercial space transportation and safety issues including human and robotic vehicles, spaceports, reentry vehicles, in-space transportation vehicles, and regulations. Papers related to commercial space transportation are also encouraged on: policy and law; operations and training; best practices and standards; pilot, crew and participant safety; and ground operations and launch site safety.

    Co-Chair

    Christophe Chavagnac
    Airbus Defence and Space SASFrance

    John Sloan
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    Rapporteur

    Gennaro Russo
    Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA)Italy

    D6.2-D2.9. Joint-Session Creating Safe Transportation Systems for Sustainable Commercial Human Spaceflight

    Commercial human space transportation systems must account for technical, economic and policy factors in order to be sustainable. This session will explore both this technical design solutions for reliability and safety, as well as the related economics, policy and regulatory issues involved in producing a human space transportation ecosystem that is sustainable. The discussion can include both suborbital and orbital transportation systems, as well as spaceports and infrastructure.

    Co-Chair

    Markus Jäger
    Airbus Defence & Space, Space SystemsGermany

    Rapporteur

    Martin Sippel
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    D6.3. Enabling safe commercial spaceflight: vehicles and spaceports

    This session is addresses new and existing spaceports and factors that launch vehicle and spaceplane operators may use in evaluating the selection of a launch and/or landing location. Topics include: safety, air and spaceport facilities, runways, geography, air and space traffic, weather, population density, access to workforce and technical support, customer needs, regulations, and other areas. Papers are welcome from spaceports, airports, space transportation providers, support equipment providers, academia, commercial companies and governments.

    Co-Chair

    Christophe Chavagnac
    Airbus Defence and Space SASFrance

    John Sloan
    Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST)United States

    Rapporteur

    Francesco Santoro
    Altec S.p.A.Italy