Historical Reentry Capsule Mission Analysis

The development of a report describing: (1) failure modes of historical reentry capsule missions; (2) a reliability assessment of the selected commercial reentry vehicle by similarity with a baseline capsule for which a quantitative risk assessment has already been constructed; (3) a comparison of the similarities and differences in the probability of failure estimates from tasks 1 and 2; and (4) a summary of functional, operational, and verification test program differences between the selected commercial reentry vehicle and the baseline capsule selected for the reliability assessment by similarity task. The work will be carried out by a subject matter expert in the area of aerospace safety engineering assessment, preferably a technical expert who has previously conducted similar analyses for a reentry capsule that would serve as the selected baseline capsule.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Commercial Space Transportation, Launch & Reentry Operations


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Davidian, Ken

  • Performing Organizations:

    Valador, Inc.

  • Start Date: 20100316
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110315
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34415

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483840
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTFAWA-10-A-00107
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 14 2013 1:00AM