STANDARD MATERIALS AND PROCESSES REQUIREMENTS FOR SPACECRAFT
|Publication Date:||11 September 2006|
This document is directed toward Materials and Processes (M&P) used in the design, fabrication, and testing of flight components for all NASA manned, unmanned, robotic, launch vehicle, lander, in-space and surface systems, and spacecraft program/project hardware elements. All flight hardware is covered by the M&P requirements of this document, including vendord-esigned, off- the-shelf, and vendor furnished items. Materials and processes used in interfacing ground support equipment (GSE); test equipment; hardware processing equipment; hardware packaging; and hardware shipment shall be controlled to prevent damage to or contamination of flight hardware.
The purpose of this document 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. 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. Programs shall be responsible for demonstrating compliance with these requirements.
These requirements may be tailored for specific programs/projects simply by constructing a matrix of applicable paragraphs and paragraphs that are not applicable, subject to approval by the responsible NASA M&P organization. Tailoring also includes using existing or previously developed contractor processes and standards as a submittal of the various required plans. Otherwise, the tailoring of requirements may be documented in the Materials and Processes Selection, Control, and Implementation Plan by providing the degree of conformance and the method of implementation for each requirement identified here.
When a contractor Materials and Processes Selection, Control, and Implementation Plan has been approved by the responsible program/project as an acceptable means of compliance with the technical requirements of this document, the plan may be used for the implementation and verification of M&P requirements on the applicable program/project.
This standard may be cited in contract, program, and other Agency documents as a technical requirement. Mandatory requirements are indicated by the word "shall." Tailoring of this standard for application to a specific program/project shall be approved by the Technical Authority for that program/project.