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11/21/2017: Upcoming International Space Station Payloads
Design and Operations Safety Training Course

Download the flyer here.

Kayser Italia, Livorno (Tuscany), Italy
Course Duration: 3 days, 14-16 February 2018

T. Sgobba (ESA Ret. – Flight Safety Chair)
P. Kirkpatrick (NASA Ret. – Ground Safety Chair)

The Challenge: The course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of safety requirements, procedures and processes that are used for design and operations of payloads for the International Space Station. 

Scope of the course: This course is designed as a guide to the ISS payload/cargo safety review process. The student will gain an understanding of the applicable safety documents and key safety technical requirements, of payload/cargo safety as it relates to the overall development and integration process, how the payload/cargo safety review process works, and the roles and responsibilities of the various players. In addition, the student will be instructed in the hands-on fundamentals of hazard analysis, hazard documentation, and presentation to the Payload Safety Review Panel.
Target Audience:

  • Safety engineers and managers, system engineers, QA personnel, project managers responsible for development, integration and operation of payloads/cargo for ISS;
  • Other technical discipline personnel who contribute to the design and operations of ISS payload/cargo and need to understand the process by which hazards are identified and controlled.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why safety management is important
  • The safety culture and philosophy
  • The safety documentation
  • Where to find requirements
  • Basic hazard analysis techniques
  • How to identify hazards
  • Common mistakes
  • The Phased Review Process
  • How to prepare for the Safety Panel Meeting

How You Will Learn It:

  • Verbal instructions using Power Point Presentations
  • Videos & Photographs
  • Case studies
  • Group exercises & problem solving
  • Preparing/completing forms
  • Mock presentation to safety panel

Why You Need to Know this:

  • To design your payload/cargo for safety 
  • To understand the significance and procedures of the safety process
  • To identify resources for implementing payload safety
  • To know what the ISS Payload Safety Review Panel (PSRP) expects from you
  • To get safety certification to fly

What You Will Take With You:

  • The course e-binder including presentation  and selected set of reference documents.
  • Certificate of Course Completion.

07/19/2017: Adopt-A-Mile

APT has been supporting the Huntsville Green Team’s Adopt-A-Mile program since 2013. Thanks to all the employees who came out to support our recent effort to keep Huntsville a beautiful place to live and work.


05/30/2017: Software System Safety Training at the 9th IAASS Conference

APT will be hosting a Software System Safety Training Class in conjunction with the 9th IAASS Conference. The 9th IAASS Conference, “Know Safety, No Pain,” is October 16-17 in Toulouse, France. The conference is the premiere international forum dedicated to the discussion of a wide variety of space safety topics.

>> Click here for more info about APT Training classes

>> Click here for more info about the 9th IAASS Conference


05/03/2017: Model Based Systems Engineering & Software System Safety Workshop

The Model Based Systems Engineering & Software System Safety Workshop was held at APT's Safety Engineering and Analysis Center on 2-3 May 2017. The objectives of the workshop were to understand model based concepts on modern complex programs, ensure MBSE, MBSwEng, & software/system safety integration needs are addressed, and collaborate on model based development and software system safety policies and best practices for complex and critical systems. Thank you to all of our presenters and attendees!

>> Click here for the workshop presentations


03/16/2017: Upcoming Job Fair at APT

01/18/2017: Dr. Fayssal M. Safie Joins APT

A-P-T Research, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Fayssal M. Safie to APT’s Safety Engineering and Analysis Center (SEAC) in Huntsville, AL.  Dr. Safie will serve as the Principal Technical Engineer for Reliability and Safety.  Dr. Safie recently retired from a successful career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a prestigious Technical Fellow for the space agency.  He culminated his NASA career at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) as a senior technical lead engineer.  He has authored and published numerous technical papers on reliability and maintainability engineering enriched by his expansive space launch vehicle experience and lessons learned during his storied career.

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