NASA GSFC Rules for the Design, Development, Verification, and Operation of Flight Systems


Valador provided assistance with the development and production of the GSFC Rules.

Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Rules are a high-level subset of all the design rules required for safety and mission success for all space flight products. These rules spell out the technical or design requirements that every Goddard project shall meet regardless of its implementation approach. GSFC Rules are not replacements for existing Goddard Procedural Requirements (GPRs) or NASA Procedural Requirements (NPRs). NPRs and GPRs are specific, detailed procedures for implementing NASA and Goddard policies, and as such they often address project management requirements per NASA Procedural Requirement (NPR) 7120.5 that do not fall within the scope of the GSFC Rules.

GSFC Rules are defined and apply in relation to the lifecycle of a mission or project. All products shall be designed, developed, verified and operated in accordance with the GSFC Rules.


Download NASA GSFC Rules (698 KB)

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