Submitting Campus

Daytona Beach

Student Status



Graduate Student Works

Advisor Name

Dr. Janet Tinoco

Second Advisor Name

Dr. Chunyan Yu


The rocket launch industry has been growing exponentially in the last two decades with commercial and federal launch contractors working side by side to accomplish incredible feats. With this increased number of successful launches also comes an increased number of scrubbed launches. These scrubs, more than ever before, are no longer solely due to weather. Maritime activity has affected rocket launches before, but never at the rate that we see today. This is a complex issue that relies on FAA policy law, industry experts, professionals in space law, and US code to properly deconstruct and understand. Over the last year, this team has been dedicated to understanding this issue by researching FAA policy, US Code, and interviewing industry professionals to better understand why and how waterborne vessels have and can scrub rocket launches, and to offer recommendations as to how industry professionals could solve this problem.

Document Type

Graduate Research

Included in

Business Commons