Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers: Outer Space Perils, Rocket Risks and the Health Consequences of the Space Environment

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Natural elements and cosmic phenomena in space, such as asteroids, comets, meteors, black holes and super bubbles pose a threat to the planet Earth and spacefarers in the near-Earth environment. ...
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Rocket Takeoff Risks

Pp. 154-162 (9)

Dirk C. Gibson

Abstract

The empirical rocket take-off record was examined in this chapter. A total of 31 takeoff problems was documented. Attempted but unsuccessful take-offs by Americans, Soviets, Russians, French, Israelis and South Koreans were documented. Private sector failed take-offs afflicted private firms like Ariannespace, STC, U.S. Aerospace, Armadillo Aerospace, Space-X, Scaled Composites and others. Failed takeoffs in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s were documented.

Keywords:

Alliant Techsystems, American, Ariannespace, Armadillo Aerospace, Delta- III, French, French Guiana, Israel, Kennedy Space Center, Scientific American, South Korea, Space Transportation Corporation, take-offs, Titan-IV, Soviet, Rubicon I, U.S. Aerospace, Wallops Island, Virginia, X-Cup, XCup Foundation.

Affiliation:

The University of New Mexico USA.