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Certification and safety aspects relating to the transport of passengers on high altitude balloons in Europe

Authors
  • Schoenmaker, Annelie
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Astronautica
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Accepted Date
Mar 16, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.03.010
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

•Competence for certification with commercial passengers lies with EASA and the EC.•Existing regulations will need to be adapted by combining air and space regulations.•Contrary to Europe, in the US a commercial spaceflight operator can get a license.•An in-depth analysis of the safety of the system will need to be conducted.•Europe needs a legal framework for its own economic and competitive benefit.

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