STANDARD MATERIALS AND PROCESSES REQUIREMENTS FOR SPACECRAFT
|Publication Date:||30 November 2016|
This NASA Technical Standard is directed toward materials and processes (M&P) used in the design, fabrication, and testing of space program flight hardware for NASA, including but not limited to crewed, uncrewed, robotic, launch vehicle, lander, in-space and surface systems, and spacecraft program/project hardware elements. All spaceflight hardware is covered by the M&P requirements of this document, including vendor-designed, off-the-shelf, and vendor-furnished items.
M&P used in interfacing ground support equipment (GSE), test equipment, hardware processing equipment, hardware packaging, and hardware shipment is covered by the M&P requirements of this NASA Technical Standard only to the extent required to prevent damage to or contamination of spaceflight hardware (see Section 4.0). M&P used in NASA aircraft and aircraft operations are not covered by the M&P requirements of this document.
The purpose of this NASA Technical Standard is to define the minimum requirements for M&P and to provide a general control specification for incorporation in NASA program/project hardware procurements and technical programs.
The controls described here are applicable to all NASA spacecraft programs:
a. [MPR 1] Programs shall apply these controls to program/project hardware. Programs, projects, and elements are responsible for flowing requirements down to contractors, subcontractors, and the lowest component-level suppliers.
b. [MPR 2] Programs shall be responsible for demonstrating compliance with these requirements.
This NASA Technical Standard is approved for use by NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers and Facilities and may be cited in contract, program, and other Agency documents as a technical requirement. It may also apply to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other contractors only to the extent specified or referenced in applicable contracts.
Verifiable requirement statements are numbered and indicated by the word "shall" beginning in section 4; this NASA Technical Standard contains 209 requirements. Explanatory or guidance text is indicated in italics beginning in section 4. To facilitate requirements selection and verification by NASA programs and projects, a Requirements Compliance Matrix is provided in Appendix A. This appendix also contains justifications for each verifiable requirement statement