MSFC - NASA MPR 8060.2 REV J
NON-FLIGHT AND NON-FACILITY DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
|Publication Date:||9 December 2008|
This Marshall Procedural Requirements (MPR) defines the minimum procedural requirements for non-flight and non-facility design and development activities at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and MSFC's Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF). Its implementation shall satisfy the requirements of MPD 1280.1, "Marshall Quality Management System Manual."
This MPR applies to the personnel, programs, projects, and activities at MSFC and MSFC's Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF), including contractors and resident agencies to the extent specified in their respective contracts or agreements. ("Contractors," for purposes of this paragraph, include contractors, grantees, Cooperative Agreement recipients, Space Act Agreement partners, or other agreement parties.)
This MPR shall be applicable to any non-flight and non-facility design and development activity:
That produces hardware or software that directly interfaces with flight hardware and is used for such purposes as testing, manufacturing, processing, and handling of the flight hardware; or
Where failure to ensure the quality of the output or product from that activity could adversely affect a critical mission objective such as the development or production of a piece of hardware or software or meeting a schedule milestone; or
When the project manager or requester requires the use of this MPR or requires the highest level of design and development control for the output or product produced from that activity.
In determining the applicability of this MPR to any activity, sound engineering rationale shall be employed by the design organization in the interpretation of P.2b. As an example, designs for manufacturing or development aids (such as alignment jigs, holding fixtures, electronic signal converters, and electronic checkout boxes) are excluded if the affected flight component subsequently undergoes sufficient test or inspection to find any errors introduced or overlooked by that aid.
The process for any design and development activity that does not meet the conditions of section P.2b shall be documented in an Organizational Issuance (OI) that satisfies the minimum design and development requirements set forth in section 7.8.1 of MPD 1280.1, "Marshall Quality Management System Manual" and ensures that appropriate and consistent practices are utilized and appropriate records of those practices are maintained.
This MPR shall be applicable to those activities addressed above commencing on or after this MPR's effective date.