Updates to Payload Safety Policies Support New and Existing Programs
August 08, 2022
The Office of Safety and Mission Assurance enhanced the Payload Safety program to cover all payload projects. As part of this process, the program recently released a revision to NASA-STD-8719.24, NASA Payload Safety Requirements, effective March 20, 2022. This standard update followed a significant revision to NPR 8715.7B, NASA Payload Safety Program, effective April 27, 2020.
New Payload Course Now in SATERN
June 25, 2018
Recently, the Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety Program released a new course “Safety Guidance for Payloads” (SMA-HQ-WBT-104) to the agency in SATERN. The course focuses on ensuring a consistent level of safety for special-case ELV payloads, which are payloads that either 1) don’t use the Launch Services Program or 2) rideshare with a primary payload on an ELV.
New ELV Payload Safety Course in SATERN
June 30, 2016
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.
ELV Payload Safety Standard Updated to Coincide With Previous NPR Changes
October 15, 2015
Changes to NASA-STD-8719.24 align the standard with policy changes made to NPR 8715.7 last February.
Kennedy Hosted Workshop for ELV Payload Safety Community
January 28, 2015
NASA’s Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety Program hosted a workshop at Kennedy Space Center Dec. 3-4.
Policy Updates Improve Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Program Processes
March 31, 2014
Recent changes to NPR 8715.7, Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety Program, reflect new program standards and improve the overall ELV payload safety review and approval process.
ELV Payload Safety Program Releases New Training and Forms
November 15, 2013
The Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety Program recently released a new training course and revised three safety forms. Established in 2008, the ELV Payload Safety Program attempts to mitigate and eliminate payload hazards and the hazards affecting the related facilities and personnel.