Engineering Safety into Missile-Space Systems 640599

Safety Engineering, as applied to complex missile and space systems, has developed a new methodology referred to as “System Safety Engineering.” The requirement for a comprehensive approach to safety which is included as a contractually covered adjunct to the design, development, and operational phases of a systems life cycle has become apparent from costly missile mishap experience. The general concepts and accomplishments of this new engineering discipline are described along with possible beneficial relationships with Reliability and other recognized organizational elements engaged in safety related activities.


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