NASA Space Standards

Aug 2, 2023

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has developed a wide range of standards to ensure space missions' safety, reliability, and success. These standards cover various aspects of space exploration, spacecraft design, human spaceflight, security, hardware, environmental considerations, etc.

 Given below are the common NASA space standards along with their purposes:-

Standard Name
Guidelines for Choosing Capacitors, Crystal Oscillators, Diodes and Transistors, Fiber Optics, Filters, Fuses, Microcircuits, Magnetics, Relays, Resistors, Thermistors, Wire and Cable.
Guidelines for Selecting Space Connectors.
Guidelines for Designing and operating Human Spaceflight Systems.
Guidelines for design and verification of Electronic Hardware used in Spaceflight applications.

Spaceflight Human System Standard: Guidelines for designing Human Systems and ensuring crew health, safety, and performance in spacecraft and space missions.

Flammability, Off-Gassing, and Compatibility Requirements and Test Procedures
Payload Safety Requirements for Payloads Using Nanosatellites or Deployers: Guidelines for payloads that involve Nanosatellites or deployers.

Materials Selection for Space Systems: Guidelines in selecting appropriate materials for space systems to meet the specific requirements of space missions.


Pressure Vessels and Pressurized Systems: This standard covers the design, construction, and testing of pressure vessels and pressurized systems used in space missions.


Structural Design and Test Factors of Safety for Spaceflight Hardware: This standard defines factors of safety and design requirements for spaceflight hardware structures.


NASA Space Telecommunications Radio System (STRS) Architecture Standard: This standard defines the architecture and interfaces for space telecommunications radio systems.

Space System Protection Standard
Surface Cleanliness Standard of Fluid Systems for Rocket Engine Test Facilities of the NASA Rocket Propulsion Test Program
NASA-STD-5017Design and Development Requirements for Space Mechanisms

Space Missions - A list of all Space Missions


Name Date
Altius 01 May, 2025
AWS 01 Mar, 2024
Eutelsat Quantum 30 Jul, 2021
Sentinel 6 21 Nov, 2020
Cheops 18 Dec, 2019
EDRS 06 Aug, 2019
Small Geostationary Satellite 17 Nov, 2018
BepiColombo 20 Oct, 2018
Aeolus 22 Aug, 2018
Sentinel 3B 25 Apr, 2018


Name Date
EOS-2 07 Aug, 2022
EOS-4 14 Feb, 2022
EOS-3 12 Aug, 2021
EOS-1 07 Nov, 2020
RISAT-2BR1 11 Dec, 2019
Cartosat-3 27 Nov, 2019
Chandrayaan II 06 Sep, 2019
RISAT-2B 22 May, 2019
Resourcesat-2A 07 Dec, 2016
AstroSat 28 Sep, 2015


Name Date
NEO Surveyor 01 Jun, 2028
Libera 01 Dec, 2027
Europa Clipper 10 Oct, 2024
SpaceX CRS-29 09 Nov, 2023
Psyche 13 Oct, 2023
DSOC 13 Oct, 2023
Psyche Asteroid 05 Oct, 2023
Expedition 70 27 Sep, 2023
SpaceX Crew-7 25 Aug, 2023
STARLING 18 Jul, 2023