Reliability Program for Space Systems (Space and Missile Systems Center Standard)
AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND LOS ANGELES AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER
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This standard defines the Governments requirements and expectations for contractor performance in defense system acquisitions and technology developments. This document prescribes general reliability requirements for space contracts involving the design, development, both hardware and software, fabrication, test, andor operation of space vehicles, spacecraft bus, payloads including those supplied as government furnished equipment GFE, and launch vehicles. All tasks described in this document are subject to tailoring to achieve an optimal reliability program that takes into account the programmatic and mission requirements. The reliability tasks in this document include those tasks that generally apply to a spacelaunch vehicle program. The contractor and subcontractors shall implement and maintain a reliability hardwaresoftware program that is planned, scheduled, integrated, and developed in conjunction with other design, development, and production functions in accordance with the contractual statement of work, the requirements of this TOR, and the program plan approved by the acquisition procurement agency. The contractor shall establish and maintain an internal system of directives, procedures, instructions, specifications, and manuals to implement the contractually required reliability program. The program level of effort shall be adequate to fulfill the contractual quantitative and qualitative reliability requirements and to support economical achievement of overall program objectives.
- Administration and Management
- Rocket Engines
- Unmanned Spacecraft