Astrowright Spaceflight Consulting LLC currently offers the following human factors services. Please contact us for pricing, scheduling and additional details.
Spacecraft SAIFE Certification
Astrowright’s Superior Astronaut Integration and Flight Ergonomics (SAIFE) Certification Program is designed to provide independent, third-party verification that a suborbital spacecraft meets the highest human-system integration and ergonomics standards, while simultaneously providing a clear and concise means of communicating spacecraft attributes and capabilities to potential clients, end-users and stakeholder groups. Implementing an integrated, systems-oriented approach to spacecraft human-systems design and development, which is promoted by seeking SAIFE Certification, can reduce risks, maximize utilizable passenger time on-orbit, and improve overall human-spacecraft performance. Consequently, there are both functionality and safety benefits to earning SAIFE Certification, which translates to enhanced spacecraft reliability and longevity. Initial SAIFE assessments will bring the project team together to evaluate and articulate the project’s goals and the certification level sought.
SAIFE-certified spacecraft are designed to:
- Minimize time required for crew acclimation and adaptation to the spacecraft environment.
- Be safer for occupants.
- Incorporate the latest ergonomics and human-system integration requirements.
- Fulfill NASA Human Integration Design standards.
- Demonstrate an owner/provider’s commitment to superior habitable spacecraft development.
All habitable commercial spacecraft are eligible for certification under the SAIFE rating system. Spacecraft types include – but are not limited to – suborbital and orbital space transportation systems, orbital habitats, and extra-orbital service module spacecraft. Best-practice human factors considerations are most effectively incorporated early in the spacecraft development cycle. Contact us for additional SAIFE Certification Program information or to arrange an initial consultation.
For an executive summary of the program, click here.
For a research abstract describing the program approach, click here.
Spacecraft Habitability Assessments
For clients wishing to have the habitability of a given spacecraft independently assessed prior to deciding whether or not it is suitable for their use or objectives, Astrowright offers one-of-a-kind evaluation services. We will act as intermediary between a client and the spacecraft provider, conducting a comprehensive evaluation and ensuring a discreet information transaction to provide the information needed for clients to make smart investments while preserving the integrity of proprietary spacecraft technical information. Contact us for a free consultation about how Astrowright can help ensure you meet your project objectives.
All space flights expose passengers to increased doses of ionizing radiation. This exposure, normally shielded by the Earth’s atmosphere, derives from galactic cosmic radiation (GCR), charged particles from the Sun, and secondary radiation from the walls of the spacecraft itself as it interacts with the increased radiation field of near-Earth space. Earn peace-of-mind by knowing your radiation exposure during your flight (or flights) with Astrowright dosimetry. Leveraging unique on-staff experience in health physics, radiological engineering and radiation protection technology, Astrowright provides flight participants active and passive dosimeters to wear during flight and will perform a complete data analysis to estimate your radiation dose upon return.
For an informational brochure about the space radiation environment, click here.
To learn more about the technical aspects of one of Astrowright's active dosimeter solutions, click here.