This course is intended for NASA Payload Project Managers, Project Engineers, System Engineers, System Safety Engineers, Payload Safety Working Group Members, Launch Site Integration Managers, and others involved in payload safety.
The course begins with an introduction to the Payload Safety Program and a broad overview of the Safety Review and Approval Process. Then each step of the process is explained in detail: forming the Payload Safety Working Group, the Payload Safety Introduction Briefing, and Safety Reviews I, II, and III. The course also explains the timing of the safety reviews, the deliverables associated with each one, and how data is submitted.
By increasing understanding of the payload safety review and approval process, this course will make the trainee a more knowledgeable member of the project team and thus able to contribute more to the safety of the payload project which is important to NASA because it helps ensure the safety and enhance the success of our ELV payload activities.
Prerequisite: NASA ELV Payload Safety Program: Overview of NPR 8715.7
This course is designed to improve the learner’s ability to understand and navigate NASA-STD 8719.24. Topics include: Overview of NASA-STD 8719.24; Overview of Payload/Spacecraft Subsystems; Identifying, Documenting, and Abating Hazards; Specialty Topics; Volume 6—Payload Processing Safety; and Beyond Payload Safety Requirements. Specialty Topics include Non-ionizing/Ionizing radiation; Batteries; Adverse Weather; Ordnance; Material Handling and Lifting Devices; Plastic Films, Foams and Adhesives; Special Case Missions; Pressurized Systems; Software; Inhibits; and Hazardous Materials. This course is a sequel to NASA ELV Payload Safety Program: Overview of NPR 8715.7.
The purpose of this course is to provide payload safety guidance for NASA’s payloads that are launched on a non-crewed vehicle into orbit and do not interface with the ISS. The focus is on the safety process for various types of special-case payloads in proportion to the mission hazards. The course is to supplement “NASA Payload Safety Program: Overview of NPR 8715.7” (SMA-070-01), and “Expendable Launch Vehicle Payload Safety Requirements” (SMA-HQ-WBT-206).  As with all payload projects the project manager of a special-case payload is to contact the Payload Safety Program Manager when planning for the mission begins.  Additionally the SMA technical authority for the payload project or program works with their project and the Payload Safety Program Manager to determine an appropriate safety approach for the project. 

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