• New Issue of EEE Parts Bulletin Now Available

    The EEE Parts Bulletin for May 2023 provides an overview of a new effort to develop a NASA Parts Engineering School in collaboration with The University of Maryland, Auburn University and numerous NASA centers. 

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  • New Issue of EEE Parts Bulletin Now Available

    The EEE Parts Bulletin for November 2022 includes a thorough analysis of Covid-19’s impact on the Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) parts supply chain and also offers approaches to risk reduction.

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  • NASA Collaborates With External Organizations to Improve Workforce Development

    NASA’s radiation effects community, with support from the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging program, collaborated with Texas A&M University academia and Radiation Effects Facility staff to develop a radiation effects training “boot camp,” first held in February 2022, with plans for future annual training. The boot camp was in response to a National Academy study called “Testing at the Speed of Light,” that looked at the available U.S. infrastructure available to provide the types of energy and ions used to do the type of spaceflight testing NASA aims to do and also the people available to do the work. Training included attendees from government, industry and academia. 

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  • NASA Employee Plans Retirement 3 Years in Advance, Leads Successful Knowledge Transfer

    For years, Jean-Marie Lauenstein has been the sole Subject Matter Expert in Silicon Carbide Wide Band Gap Power Device Radiation Hardness Assurance, which is critical to the advancement of technology within NASA. Because of this, Lauenstein had to be more forward-thinking when planning her retirement. She provided her three-year retirement notice in 2018, giving both herself and the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program managers enough time to prepare to transfer knowledge and find a reliable replacement. 

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  • NEPP Investments and Their Impact on Ingenuity’s Success

    NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter made headlines in April after successfully completing the first powered controlled flight by an aircraft on a planet besides Earth. Ingenuity’s tremendous success demonstrates the continuing evolution of NASA’s Risk Management processes for infusing commercial technologies into space missions. While rightly described as a “high-risk, high-reward” technology demonstration, Ingenuity is completely based on well-reasoned and disciplined engineering analysis and methodical risk identification and mitigation schemes.

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Shri Agarwal

Shri Agarwal

NASA Electronic Parts Assurance Group Coordinator

Learn more about NASA Electronic Parts Assurance Group Coordinator Shri Agarwal.

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Jonny Pellish

Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical Parts Manager and NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Deputy Program Manager

Learn more about Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical Parts Manager and NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Deputy Program Manager Jonny Pellish.

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Peter Majewicz

Peter Majewicz

NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program Manager

Learn more about NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program Manager Peter Majewicz.

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John Evans

NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program Executive

Learn more about NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program Executive John Evans.

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Points of Contact

For details on contacting a NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Point of Contact (PoC), click below.

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NEPAG

NASA EEE Parts Assurance Group

The role of NEPAG is to provide knowledge, tools, information and access to resources to enable the project parts engineers and parts specialists to optimally support the circuit designers and to promote processes that will exclude quality and reliability part failures from the advanced stages of the project life cycle.

NEPAG objectives are to

  • Establish an inter-agency working group of lead parts engineers from NASA centers for agency-wide coordination of parts issues
  • Develop information technology-based communication system and tools to increase efficiency
  • Create a knowledge base of part supplier quality
  • Develop assurance tools for Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) parts
    • Guidelines and procedures for qualification
    • Shared knowledge of qualification results
    • Knowledge base on current COTS industry products and trends
  • Provide support to the MIL system
  • Maintain a current NASA Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) parts selection list
  • Influence non-government standards bodies through active participation
  • Reduce incidence of EEE parts failure
Participating Organizations Visit NEPAG

Learning

SATERN Courses

Parts Control Overview

SMA-QE-WBT-229

This course covers parts control principles including counterfeit parts; pyrotechnics; Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical parts; and mechanical parts.

SMA-QE-WBT-229 Details Launch SATERN

Parts and Materials Assessment (EEE, Mechanical, Parts Stress/Derating)

SMA-RM-WBT-411

This course covers the requirements for parts (Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) and mechanical) and materials for use in space projects.

SMA-RM-WBT-411 Details Launch SATERN

Policy and Guidance

NASA
Policy Title Buttons Buttons
NASA-STD-8739.1 Workmanship Standard for Polymeric Application on Electronic Assemblies NASA-STD-8739.1 Details See NASA-STD-8739.1
NASA-STD-8739.4 Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses, and Wiring NASA-STD-8739.4 Details See NASA-STD-8739.4
NASA-STD-8739.5 Fiber Optic Terminations, Cable Assemblies, and Installation NASA-STD-8739.5 Details See NASA-STD-8739.5
NASA-STD-8739.10 Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts Assurance Standard NASA-STD-8739.10 Details See NASA-STD-8739.10
MIL-HDBK-978 NASA Parts Application Handbook (Volumes 1 through 5) MIL-HDBK-978 Details See MIL-HDBK-978
EEE-INST-002 Instructions for EEE Parts Selection, Screening, Qualification and Derating EEE-INST-002 Details See EEE-INST-002
Non-NASA
Policy Title Source Buttons Buttons
MIL-STD-1580 Destructive Physical Analysis for Electronic, Electromagnetic, and Electromechanical Parts Department of Defense MIL-STD-1580 Details See MIL-STD-1580
NASA Center
Policy Title Center Buttons Buttons
311-INST-001 Instructions for EEE Parts Selection, Screening, and Qualification GSFC 311-INST-001 Details See 311-INST-001
S-311-M-70 Destructive Physical Analysis GSFC S-311-M-70 Details See S-311-M-70
SSQ 25000 Destructive Physical Analysis Testing Specification for the Space Station Program JSC SSQ 25000 Details See SSQ 25000
MSFC-STD-355 Standard – Radiographic Inspection of Electronic Parts MSFC MSFC-STD-355 Details See MSFC-STD-355
MSFC-STD-3012 Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts Management and Control Requirements for MSFC Space Flight Hardware MSFC MSFC-STD-3012 Details See MSFC-STD-3012
SSQ 25001 Revision C Upgrade Screening, Space Station Program Electrical, Electronic, & Electromechanical (EEE) Parts Requirements JSC SSQ 25001 Revision C Details See SSQ 25001 Revision C
SSQ 25001 Revision D Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts Upgrade Screening and Qualification Requirements JSC SSQ 25001 Revision D Details See SSQ 25001 Revision D