Accession Number : ADA267870


Title :   Environmental Impact Statement Space Shuttle Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Program


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267870.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 712


Abstract : The proposed action is design, development, testing, and evaluation of Advanced Solid Rocket Motors (ASRM) to replace the motors currently used to launch the Space Shuttle. The proposed action includes design, construction, and operation of new government-owned, contractor-operated facilities for manufacturing and testing the ASRMs. The proposed action also includes transport of propellant-filled rocket motor segments from the manufacturing facility to the testing and launch sites and the return of used and/or refurbished segments to the manufacturing site. Sites being considered for the new facilities include John C. Stennis Space Center, Hancock County, Mississippi; the Yellow Creek site in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, which is currently in the custody and control of the Tennessee Valley Authority; and John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County, Florida. TVA proposes to transfer its site to the custody and control of NASA if it is the selected site. All facilities need not be located at the same site. Existing facilities which may provide support for the program include Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana; and Slidell Computer Center, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. NASA's preferred production location is the Yellow Creek site, and the preferred test location is the Stennis Space Center.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , *TEST FACILITIES , *SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES , TEST AND EVALUATION , MANUFACTURING , PROPELLANTS , SPACE SHUTTLES , WASTE DISPOSAL , ROCKET LAUNCHING , LAUNCHING SITES , LAND USE , ROCKET ENGINES , HAZARDOUS WASTES , TRANSPORT , CONSTRUCTION , PRODUCTION , FACILITIES


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Air Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE