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authorjeremybooth <jeremybooth@web>2009-10-26 20:28:10 (GMT)
committer Portland State Aerospace Society <psas@psas.pdx.edu>2009-10-26 20:28:10 (GMT)
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- PSAS has never had a serious accident.
- PSAS is the only amateur group we know of that has safety SOPs and contingency plans. These plans have been reviewed and highly praised by TRA safety personnel.
-- PSAS falls all TRA safety regulations and uses experience TRA L3 personnel for all launches.
-- PSAS takes risk seriously and works with an engineering mentality to mitigate known risks: example is the launch tower computer safety interlock system.
+- PSAS follows all TRA safety regulations and uses experienced TRA L3 personnel for all launches.
+- PSAS takes risk seriously and works with an engineering mentality to mitigate known risks: a key example is the launch tower computer safety interlock system.
# Risk Analysis
- Team meetings
- - Nothing can go wrong
+ - No expected risks
- Transportation to and from events
- Car driving [Catastrophic and Unlikely] = H
- Field testing
- - Unexpected recovery system actuation: [Marginal and Unlikey] = L
+ - Unexpected recovery system actuation: [Marginal and Unlikely] = L
- Someone falls off launch tower: [Marginal and Unlikely] = L
- Launch tower falls on someone: [Marginal and Unlikely] = L
- Battery explosion: [Marginal and Unlikely] = L
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- Rocket lawn darts: [Catastrophic and Unlikely] = M
- All TRA safety design protocols followed, including redundant recovery devices.
- - Recovery system has been thouroughly tested and reviewed by TRA L3 personnel.
+ - Recovery system has been thoroughly tested and reviewed by TRA L3 personnel.
- All personnel > 1,500 ft away during launch.
- Rocket is tracked and position broadcast via radio during flight.
- PSAS SOPs exist for this contingency.
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- Note: fuel is *very* difficult to start on fire.
- PSAS SOPs exist for this contingency.
-- Unexpected recovery system actuation: [Marginal and Unlikey] = L
+- Unexpected recovery system actuation: [Marginal and Unlikely] = L
- All TRA safety protocols are followed.
- - Recovery system pyrotechnics are extremely weak and are safeted until armed for flight on pad.
+ - Recovery system pyrotechnics are extremely weak and are safetied until armed for flight on pad.
- Someone falls off launch tower: [Marginal and Unlikely] = L
- Climbers are roped in to tower when above 10 ft.
- Climbers are kept below 20 ft.
- Launch tower falls on someone: [Marginal and Unlikely] = L
- - Launch tower is a standard radio tower that is secured with apropriate safety rigging.
+ - Launch tower is a standard radio tower that is secured with appropriate safety rigging.
- SOPs are followed for erection.
- Launch tower is a minimum size and weight for application.