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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
• • • 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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