STANDARD MATERIALS AND PROCESSES REQUIREMENTS FOR SPACECRAFT
|Publication Date:||11 July 2008|
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 vendordesigned, 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 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.
a. 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. 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 program/project NASA M&P organization, the responsible program/project, and the responsible Technical Authority. 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.
NOTE: Per section 4.1.3: The use of M&P that do not comply with the technical requirements of this standard may be acceptable in the actual hardware applications. MUAs shall be submitted for all M&P that are technically acceptable but do not meet the technical requirements of this standard, as implemented by the approved Materials and Processes Selection, Control, and Implementation Plan.
c. Tailoring of requirements in the Materials and Processes Selection, Control, and Implementation Plan shall be approved by the responsible program/project NASA M&P organization, the responsible project/program, and the responsible Technical Authority. 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. Requirements are
indicated by the word "shall"; explanatory/guidance