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Rapid Spacecraft Development Office

Inherited items for Vendors

The spacecraft industry, driven by the new LEO communications constellations, is producing more of the same spacecraft than in the past. The manufacturing, test and verification methods have evolved using the trend data from actual performance on-orbit. At Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), we recognize these developments and that most past requirements are intended to create an environment for the best chance of success for one-off spacecraft builds. Consequently, GSFC’s policy has been revised to take advantage of the on-orbit successes of commercial spacecraft. This new policy is called Inherited Items Policy.

View the Inherited Items Process 2.0 (PDF)

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