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Evolution of NASA’s Nuclear Flight Safety Program to Meet Changing NeedsOver the past 4 years, the United States (U.S.) Government has issued several new National policies that fundamentally change the approach to nuclear flight safety for aerospace applications, including the complete revision of the Federal policy for handling launch of spacecraft containing space nuclear systems. In response, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is updating its nuclear flight safety program while still maintaining consistency with other Federal policies, international conventions, and NASA’s own policies. To achieve this evolution, NASA is factoring in an objectives-driven and assurance case mindset to develop a risk-informed and performance-based program. NASA and others have successfully applied this mindset in other disciplines and contexts and it is being pursued here via broad cooperation within NASA and with external stakeholders. This paper will briefly describe how the NASA nuclear flight safety program is evolving to meet these changing needs.
Document ID
20210020806
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Matthew J Forsbacka
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Donald M Helton
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2021
Subject Category
Space Transportation And Safety
Meeting Information
11th IAASS Conference(Washington, DC)
Funding Number(s)
OTHER: GA000
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
NASA Technical Management
Keywords
NASA
Nuclear
Apollo
Space Policy Directive

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