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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 8715.7A
Effective Date: February 24, 2014
Expiration Date: February 24, 2019
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY

(NASA Only)

Subject: Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) Payload Safety Program

Responsible Office: Office of Safety and Mission Assurance


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Table of Contents

Preface

P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Program Overview

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Payload Safety Program Purpose
1.3 ELV Payload Safety Program Roles and Responsibilities
1.4 Tailoring, Equivalent Level of Safety (ELS), and Waiver Processes
1.5 Auxiliary Payloads Ridesharing on Launch Services Program Contracted Launch
1.6 Payloads Not Using Launch Services Program Procured Launch Vehicle Services
1.7 Missions Involving Payload Recovery

Chapter 2. Safety Review and Approval Process

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Payload Safety Working Group
2.3 General Safety Process Requirements
2.4 Flow of Activities and Deliverables
2.5 Reserved
2.6 Data Submittals

Figure 2-1, ELV Payload Safety Review Process Interfaces
Figure 2-2, Timeline of ELV Payload Safety Reviews

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Reference Documents
Appendix D. Sample Certificate of ELV Payload Safety Compliance


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