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MISSION SUPPORT DIVISION

The Mission Support Division works closely with all GSFC flight projects to enable early integration and life cycle implementation of system safety, reliability, quality, and mission assurance. The goal of the Division is to ensure that GSFC projects safely achieve the highest probability of mission success within the guidelines and constraints of the mission.

The Mission Support Division carries out its function based on policy guidelines set by NASA Headquarters, as well as programmatic guidelines set by NASA Headquarters Mission Directorates and the GSFC Center Director. The Division provides expert technical support and other resources to the project teams through four branches:

MAR

Standard Mission Assurance Requirements Document for Flight Systems (MAR)

Abstract: This document is to be used for developing a Mission Assurance Requirements (MAR) document for contracts related to GSFC managed projects. The baseline requirements of this document are intended to meet those of a Class B out-of-house mission. A tailoring table is included that contains requirements and recommendations for modifying the requirements to a Class A, C, or D mission. The document can serve as a guide to develop a project-level MAR. The project-level MAR can be used to provide a high level perspective on assurance requirements that will be addressed in an out-of-house project's MAR or an in-house project's mission assurance implementation plan (MAIP).

The MAR, a configuration controlled document is available from the SMA CM System (SCMS). It's easily found in the left column under SMA Documents. Visit the SCMS https://ossmacm.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.cfm

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    • The Mission Support Division works closely with all GSFC flight projects to enable early integration and life cycle implementation of system safety, reliability, quality, and mission assurance. The goal of the Division is to ensure that GSFC projects safely achieve the highest probability of mission success within the guidelines and constraints of the mission.
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