New EEE Parts Standard Issued
July 27, 2017
NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts program recently released a new standard to establish a consistent set of requirements for NASA EEE parts selection, management and control of space flight hardware and critical ground support equipment.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Fireball
July 11, 2017
“What was that bright light in the sky last night?” is a popular question NASA hears from the public and media, and one that the Meteoroid Environment Office, along with its All Sky Fireball Network, does its best to answer, in detail.
EEE Parts Bulletin Now Available
June 27, 2017
The latest EEE Parts Bulletin is the second of two special editions on Electrostatic Discharge.
Updates to NASA-STD-8739.6
June 19, 2017
The NASA Workmanship Standards Program coordinated an administrative change to NASA-STD-8739.6A, Implementation Requirements for NASA Workmanship Standards. The primary reason for the change is to formally adopt IPC/WHMA-A-620B-S, Space Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC/WHMA-A-620B as an equivalent, alternative standard to NASA-STD-8739.4, Workmanship Standard for Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses, and Wiring.
SMA Leadership Profile: Richard Barney
June 13, 2017
Typically, employees look to their leaders for guidance, but Goddard Space Flight Center’s Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Director Richard Barney wants his employees to know he’s looking at those around him for inspiration.
Reliability Assessment Using Physics-of-Failure Principles, Modeling and Simulation
May 22, 2017
One of the most important aspects of Reliability and Maintainability is understanding how things fail. Engineers can only make systems reliable if they understand what makes them unreliable.
May Issue of ODQN Now Available
May 11, 2017
The May issue of Orbital Debris Quarterly News (ODQN) includes articles on policy updates, personnel, project details and more.
TEAMS: Alternatives to Enable Model-Based Mission Assurance
April 25, 2017
Johnson Space Center’s Reliability and Maintainability program is working on a new system that helps engineers and mission managers make better risk-informed decisions.
Updates to NASA Procedural Requirements for Limiting Orbital Debris
April 24, 2017
An update to the NASA Procedural Requirements for Limiting Orbital Debris and Evaluating the Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Environment (NPR 8715.6B) was released on February 16, 2017. NPR 8715.6B replaces the previous version, NPR 8715.6A with Change 1, which was released on May 25, 2012.
SMA Leadership Profile: Glenn Graham
April 17, 2017
Last July, Glenn Graham stepped into a new role after 28 years in the U.S. Air Force: Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) director at Armstrong Flight Research Center. At what Graham calls a center of excellence for aviation in the mecca of aviation (the Antelope Valley North of Los Angeles) his experience is a great fit for the NASA center and its flying-focused missions.