Human Rating of Commercially Operated Spacecraft

Human Rating is a broad-reaching topic that brings together the process of integrating a human into a spacecraft system for safe and reliable operations. This process first requires ensuring that fundamental human physiological needs are satisfied, makes use of human capabilities as an integral element of design and operation of the vehicle, and controls hazards and manages safety risks intended to protect the public, the flight crew and passengers, and ground personnel to the maximum extent possible during all phases of the mission. The commercial space industry has no clear definition for the criteria for human-rating of an integrated commercial spacecraft and launch vehicle system. This information will support the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA’s) safety regulatory responsibilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Center of Excellence, CoE


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Davidian, Ken

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    130 Academy Building, 970 Aurora Avenue
    Boulder, CO  United States  80309
  • Principal Investigators:

    Klaus, David

  • Start Date: 20140601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20141231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575513
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 10-C-CST-CU-38
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2015 9:41AM