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Unformatted text preview: ar risk and environmental hazards. The launch approval engineer is also responsible for coordinating the activities, interfaces, and record-keeping related to mission nuclear safety issues. The following tasks are managed by the launch approval engineer: • • • • Develop the project EA/EIS and Safety Analysis/Launch Approval Plan Maintain a database of documents related to EA/EIS and nuclear safety launch approval tasks. This database will help form and maintain the audit trail record of how and why technical decisions and choices are made in the mission development and planning process. Attention to this activity early on saves time and expense later in the launch approval process when the project may be called upon to explain why a particular method or alternative was given greater weight in the planning process. Provide documentation and review support as appropriate in the generation of mission data and trade studies required to support the EA/EIS and safety analyses Establish a project point-of-contact to the launch vehicle integration engineer, DOE, and NASA Headquarters regarding support to the EA/EIS and nuclear safety launch approval processes. This includes responding to public and Congressional que- NASA Systems Engineering Handbook Integrating Engineering Specialties Into the Systems Engineering Process • • 6.8.3 ries regarding radioactive source safety issues, and supporting proceedings resulting from any litigation that may occur. Provide technical analysis support as required for the generation of accident and/or command destruct environment for the radioactive source safety analysis. The usual technique for the technical analysis is a probabilistic risk assessment (PRA). See Section 4.6.3. Planetary Protection The U.S. is a signatory to the United Nation's Treaty of Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies. Known as the "Outer Space" treaty, it states in part (Article IX) that exploration of the Moon and o...
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