NASA GSFC-STD-1000A, GODDARD TECHNICAL STANDARD: RULES FOR THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, VERIFICATION, AND OPERATION OF FLIGHT SYSTEMS (30 MAY 2005) [aka "GOLDEN RULES"]
NASA GSFC-STD-1000A, GODDARD TECHNICAL STANDARD: RULES FOR THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, VERIFICATION, AND OPERATION OF FLIGHT SYSTEMS (30 MAY 2005) [aka "GOLDEN RULES"]., Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Rules are a high-level subset of all the design rules required for safety and mission success for all space flight products. These rules spell out the technical or design requirements that every Goddard project shall meet regardless of its implementation approach. GSFC Rules are not replacements for existing Goddard Procedures and Guidelines (GPGs) or NASA Procedures and Guidelines (NPGs). NPGs and GPGs are specific, detailed procedures for implementing NASA and Goddard policies, and as such they often address project management requirements per NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 7120.5 that do not fall
within the scope of the GSFC Rules. Figure 1 provides a hierarchy of where the GSFC Rules fit within the Center’s larger collection
of rules. Figure 2 illustrates the role the GSFC Rules play in the Goddard Open Learning Design (G.O.L.D.) approach to knowledge management. GSFC Rules are not intended to serve as a “cookbook” or “how-to” guide, but rather as another tool for assessing overall project risk and assuring mission success.