MSFC - NASA MWI 8060.4 REV B
NON-FLIGHT AND NON-FACILITY DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
|Publication Date:||18 May 2015|
To provide instructions for non-flight and non-facility design and development activities as required by MPR 1280.10.
This MWI applies to Center personnel, programs, projects, and activities 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 MWI applies to the Michoud Assembly Facility.
This MWI applies the following: all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission; "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required; "will" denotes expected outcome; and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.
This MWI applies the following: all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.
All requirements in section 5 of this MWI apply to non-flight and non-facility design and development activities:
Whose product is 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 Program/Project Manager or requester requires the use of this MWI or requires the highest level of design and development control for the output or product produced from that activity.
Note: Sound engineering rationale should be employed by the design organization in evaluating the applicability of 2.5. 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.
When section 2.5 is not applicable to a design and development activity, adherence only to sections 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4 of section 5 is required.