Risk Assesment for the International Space Station Essays

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Pm595 risk management | Risk Assessment | For the International Space Station | | Casey Potter | 12/4/2011 |

This document will provide a risk assessment, with the use of FTA, for the International Space Station. |

Table of Contents

I. Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2 II. Sources of Project Risk in Construction……………………………………………………………………………….. 3 A. Timeline…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3 B. Costs………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4 C. International Collaboration……………………………………………………………………………………. 5 D. Infrastructure and Complexity of Project……………………………………………………………….. 6 III. Systems to Address in Construction Project
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In order to achieve safety and reduce risk to crew and the station, several processes have been addressed and applied to minimize problems with the design, test, productions and operation of the ISS. Three key elements are reviewed by ISS Independent Safety Task Force and basic system design requirements must address three levels of risk (Bacon, J. Boyle, J., and Stockman, B. 1982. Page 28): 1. Two-failure tolerant to catastrophic hazard – systems must be designed so that no two failures, or two operator errors or a combination of both cause fatal injury or loss of ISS 2. One-failure tolerant to critical hazards- systems must be designed so that no single failure or single operator error can cause a non-disabling personal injury or major loss of ISS element 3. Design for minimum risk – hazards are controlled by safety properties rather than the failure tolerant criteria
The Safety Task Force will ultimately review and identify all threats and hazards that could cause the catastrophic failure, deconstruction, health and safety risks of personnel, and abandonment of the ISS. However, this report will present a risk assessment from us, as a chosen contractor for the ISS project. The report will review a catastrophic risk that will lead to the destruction of the ISS, along with smaller risks, and presented risk fault trees and explanations. II. Sources of Project Risk in Construction
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