Space Safety is No Accident

The 7th IAASS Conference

  • Tommaso Sgobba
  • Isabelle Rongier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. I. Space Debris

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bruno Esmiller, Christophe Jacquelard, Hans-Albert Eckel, Edwin Wnuk, Yann Gouy
      Pages 13-22
    3. Alessandro Chiesa, Franco Fossati, Giovanni Gambacciani, Emanuele Pensavalle
      Pages 29-38
  3. I.a Space Debris Removal and De-orbitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Daniel M. Thomson, Aleksandr Cherniaev, Igor Telichev
      Pages 41-47
    3. A. Gaudel, C. Hourtolle, J. F. Goester, N. Fuentes, M. Ottaviani
      Pages 59-68
    4. Toru Kasai, Daisuke Tsujita, Eiichiro Nakano, Satomi Kawamoto, Yasushi Ohkawa, Yuuta Horikawa et al.
      Pages 69-76
    5. Giuseppe Tussiwand, Stefano Antonetti, Luca Rossettini, Francesco Di Tolle
      Pages 77-87
  4. II. Space Safety Culture, Policy and Legal Challenges

  5. III. Safety by Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Judith A. Jeevarajan, Bruce Duffield, Joseph C. Orieukwu
      Pages 131-134
    3. Alessandro Nocera, Laura Garbellini, Alexander Getimis, Piera Mannini
      Pages 135-143
    4. F. Ambroglini, R. Battiston, W. J. Burger, V. Calvelli, R. Musenich, P. Spillantini et al.
      Pages 151-160
  6. IV. Launch Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Arif Goktug Karacalioglu, Angie Bukley
      Pages 179-188
    3. Hyungseok Sim, Kyusung Choi, Jeonghwan Ko
      Pages 189-193
    4. Manami Nogami, Go Fujii, Ideo Masuda, Masaru Wada
      Pages 195-199
    5. Omar Ariosto Niño Prieto, Luis Enrique Colmenares Guillén, Jose Areli Carrera Román
      Pages 201-210
    6. Bruno Lazare, Isabelle Rongier
      Pages 219-223
  7. V. Commercial Human Spaceflight Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Paul Kirkpatrick, Nathan Vassberg
      Pages 227-234
    3. Andy Quinn, Amaya Atencia Yepez, Michael Klicker, Diane Howard, Alberto Del Bianco, Christophe Chavagnac et al.
      Pages 243-248
    4. Jeb S. Orr, Irving C. Statler, Immanuel Barshi
      Pages 249-257
  8. V.a Human Factor & Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Immanuel Barshi, Irving C. Statler, Jeb S. Orr
      Pages 267-275
    3. Alan Hobbs, John O’Hara, Bernard Adelstein, Cynthia Null
      Pages 277-283
    4. Sebastian Hettrich, Lauren Napier, Carmen Victoria Felix, Agata Kolodziejczyk, Nikolaos Perakis, Iñigo Muñoz Elorza et al.
      Pages 285-293
    5. Knut Fossum, Abdul Basit Mohammad
      Pages 295-302
  9. V.b Human Spaceflight Safety

About these proceedings


The 7th IAASS Conference, “Space Safety is No Accident” is an invitation to reflect and exchange information on a number of topics in space safety and sustainability of national and international interest. The conference is also a forum to promote mutual understanding, trust and the widest possible international cooperation in such matters. The once exclusive “club” of nations with autonomous sub-orbital and orbital space access capabilities is becoming crowded with fresh and ambitious new entrants. New commercial spaceports are starting operations and others are being built.
In the manned spaceflight arena a commercial market is becoming a tangible reality with suborbital spaceflights and government use of commercial services for cargo and crew transportation to orbit. Besides the national ambitions in space, the international cooperation both civil and commercial is also gaining momentum. In the meantime robotic space exploration will accelerate and with it the need to internationally better regulate the usage of nuclear power sources. Space-bound systems and aviation traffic will share more and more a crowded airspace, while aviation will increasingly rely on space-based safety-critical services. Finally, most nations own nowadays space assets, mainly satellites of various kinds and purposes, which are under the constant threat of collision with other spacecraft and with the ever increasing number of space debris. Awareness is increasing internationally (as solemnly declared since decades in space treaties) that space is a mankind asset and that we all have the duty of caring for it. Without proactive and courageous international initiatives to organize space, we risk to negate access and use of space to future generations.


Launch Safety Re-Entry Safety Space Debris Remediation Space Debris Removal Space Safety Regulations Space Safety Risk Management Space System Nuclear Safety Space Traffic Control Space Vehicle Design Safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Tommaso Sgobba
    • 1
  • Isabelle Rongier
    • 2
  1. 1.International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetyNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  2. 2.International Associaton for the AdvanceNoordwijkThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15981-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15982-9
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