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Special Investigation Report: Commercial Space Launch Incident, Launch Procedure Anomaly Orbital Sciences Corporation PEGASUS/SCD-1, 80 Nautical Miles East of Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 9, 1993
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Abstract: This report explains the procedural anomaly that occurred during the launch sequence of an Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus expendable launch vehicle, which was subsequently deployed successfully from an NB-52B airplane, on 9 Feb. 1993. The safety issues discussed in the report include command, control and communications responsibility, launch crew fatigue, launch interphone procedures, efficiency of launch constraints, and the lack of common launch documents. Safety recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Department of Transportation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Orbital Sciences Corporation.
Publication Date: Jul 26, 1993
Document ID:
19940007421
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 94N11893
Subject Category: SPACE TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY; LAUNCH VEHICLES AND LAUNCH OPERATIONS
Report/Patent Number: NTSB/SIR-93/02, PB93-917003
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Organization Source: National Transportation Safety Board; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 112p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright; Work of the U.S. Government - Public use permitted
NASA Terms: ANOMALIES; B-52 AIRCRAFT; COMMAND AND CONTROL; PEGASUS AIR-LAUNCHED BOOSTER; SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION; SPACECRAFT LAUNCHING; FLIGHT SAFETY; FAILURE ANALYSIS; TELECOMMUNICATION; RANGE SAFETY; CREW PROCEDURES (INFLIGHT); CREW PROCEDURES (PREFLIGHT); INTERPHONES; NASA PROGRAMS
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