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Page 0 COMSTAC RLV Task Force on Training RLV TASK FORCE ON TRAINING May 15, 2008 Maurice Kennedy
Page 1 COMSTAC RLV Task Force on Training INTRODUCTION The “Task Force on Training” was initiated under the RLV WG, at the October 2007 COMSTAC meeting. The task force purpose is to develop recommended commercial human spaceflight training standards and submit appropriate recommendations to the FAA through the COMSTAC RLV WG. “Training standards” are defined to be the level of training needed to safely and effectively perform required tasks: –The training an individual needs can vary, depending on their abilities and previous experience. –The training standard is achieved when the individual is able to demonstrate they can safely and effectively perform the required task(s). –The emphasis is on demonstrating what not how.
Page 2 COMSTAC RLV Task Force on Training INTRODUCTION (continued) Focus is on U.S. commercial human spaceflight operations, not the development and experimental phase. –Sub-orbital with same launch and landing site –Sub-orbital point-to-point –Orbital The training standards are intended to apply to all U.S. companies and foreign companies that operate in the U.S. However, not all training standards will apply to all operators, it will vary based on vehicle design, crew/passenger complement, mission profile and operations concept.
Page 3 COMSTAC RLV Task Force on Training BACKGROUND The task force is open to all U.S. commercial space companies and supported by the FAA AST. The task force chair is USA/Maurice Kennedy and the alternate chair is Wyle/Michelle Christgen. The meeting coordinator is USA/Kent Adams (email@example.com).firstname.lastname@example.org There are over 40 people on our distribution list. The task force has conducted 5 telecom meetings and 1 face-to- face meeting since our formation in October 2007. –The monthly telecom meetings are conducted the first Tuesday of each month, exception May and October. –The May and October meetings are face-to-face meetings conducted in conjunction with the COMSTAC working group meetings.
Page 4 COMSTAC RLV Task Force on Training STATUS The task force began by identifying space operations related job categories that may require training standards. The next step was to identify and review (at a top level) existing commercial space operations related training requirements. With a list of existing FAA requirements and an overview of current NASA requirements as our reference and point of departure, we have: –Refined our initial list of job categories that may require training standards. –Completed a first cut at a comprehensive list of knowledge and procedures that may require training standards, for each of the job categories.
Page 5 COMSTAC RLV Task Force on Training STATUS (cont.) The first cut comprehensive list of knowledge and procedures that may require training standards has been defined for 9 job categories: –Commercial space pilot –Other cockpit/crew personnel –Flight controllers –Select planning and ground operations personnel –Spaceport personnel –Vehicle maintenance and sustaining engineering personnel –Trainers/instructors –FAA space controllers –Passengers
Page 6 COMSTAC RLV Task Force on Training PLANS FOR THE FUTURE “ Finalize” list of job categories and the associated knowledge and procedures that may require training standards. Define criteria for selecting specific job categories and their associated knowledge and procedures that should be included in the report to the FAA. Use above criteria to select report job categories and their associated knowledge and procedures. Describe in some detail each report job category and their associated knowledge and procedures that may require training standards. Define criteria for establishing training standard: –Generic –Specific for each knowledge and procedure line item Recommend criteria and the method(s) for determining whether or not the training standard has been met. Draft FAA report and review with task force team. Finalize report and submit to FAA via COMSTAC