Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination
ASME Press Select Proceedings

Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management (PSAM)

Editor
Michael G. Stamatelatos
Michael G. Stamatelatos
Search for other works by this author on:
Harold S. Blackman
Harold S. Blackman
Search for other works by this author on:
ISBN-10:
0791802442
No. of Pages:
2576
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2006

As the Space Shuttle ascends to orbit it traverses various intact abort regions evaluated and planned before the flight to assure that in the event of ascent failure, the Space Shuttle Orbiter, along with its crew, are safely returned. The primary Space Shuttle intact abort modes are Return to Launch Site (RTLS), Trans-Atlantic Landing (TAL), and Abort to Orbit (ATO). Different intact abort options are available and chosen depending on the time of failure. The most likely failure to initiate an abort is the shutdown of a single Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME).

It is possible that during an intact...

Summary/Abstract
1. Introduction
2. The DARE Model
3. Engine Failures during Ascent
4. Development of a Contingency Abort Risk Model
5. Selected Regions and Models
6. Conclusions
References
This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal