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New ELV Payload Safety Course in SATERN

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New Course: "Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Requirements"

Recently, a new course, “Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Requirements” (SMA-HQ-WBT-206), was released to the agency in SATERN. The course focuses on NASA-STD-8719.24, NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Requirements.

“This course provides technical training for those involved with payload safety and the review of documents for payload safety,” explained Cal Staubus, Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety program manager.

The eight-hour online course includes overviews of

  • The standard
  • Payload and spacecraft subsystems
  • Identifying, documenting and abating hazards
  • Volume 6 — Payload Processing Safety
  • Information beyond payload safety requirements
  • Specialty topics including nonionizing and ionizing radiation, batteries, adverse weather, ordinance, material handling and lifting devices, plastic films, and foams and adhesives, special case missions, pressurized systems, software, inhibits, and hazardous materials

The course is a direct follow up to “NASA ELV Payload Safety Program: Overview of NPR 8715.7” (SMA-070-01).

“The first course covered the safety review and approval process,” said Staubus. “This course follows up with the technical safety requirements. We had the safety review and approval process and roles and responsibilities covered, but this gets into the payload, or spacecraft, systems and the safety requirements applicable to those systems."

Who Should Take This Course

The course is intended for payload project managers, safety engineers involved with payloads, system engineers, System Safety engineers including those involved with payload design, launch vehicle safety engineers and other safety personnel.

“By understanding and knowing the safety requirements, it helps ensure they get implemented upfront, early on in the process,” said Staubus. “This helps with the planning of schedules and costs during the project life phases versus as an afterthought, which could jeopardize mission success.” 

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