Space and Missile Systems Center El Segundo United States
This tailoring document defines the current requirements and expectations at SMC for government and contractor performance in defense system acquisitions and technology development. This SMC tailoring is intended to assist the user in following the current pertinent requirements of policy applicable to SMC to quickly, flexibly, and appropriately scope System Safety activities by tailoring MIL-STD-882E to fit a space system program or project. For example, when defining USAF preventable mishaps, include all reportable mishaps, which includes losses of systems and their mission capability particularly in space systems in addition to other types of losses. This tailored guidance applies to the entire life cycle of systems, which for space systems includes pre-launch, launch and on-orbit mission phase, and end-of-life satellitespace vehicle disposal. Apply this tailoring in coordination with other functional areas taking advantage of the Systems Engineering process to ensure timely, affordable and robust systems.