Occupant-Imparted Loads for Commercial Suborbital RLVs
|Publication Date:||1 January 2016|
This standard specifies human engineering design practices and recommendations to assist the designer in determining expected intentional load conditions on commercial space vehicle controls and mobility elements.
The requirements of this standard apply to designers of suborbital rockets licensed by the Secretary of Transportation or designee.
The provisions of this standard are not retroactive.
This standard applies to all commercial human suborbital spaceflights governed by the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004.
The design principles included in this document are written with the intent that an experienced engineer, trained in the specific technical area under consideration, should be able to interpret, tailor, apply, and evaluate a particular system design as appropriate for their vehicle, the intended use, and target population. This standard presents design practices and recommendations for determining expected intentional load conditions on commercial space vehicle controls and mobility elements. Unintentional loads should be considered in overall vehicle designs, however they are not addressed in this standard.
While this standard provides design principles with respect to human capabilities and limitations, it is not intended to limit innovation in design