Skip to main content

MSFC Systems Engineering Handbook

Options for Standards Update Notification System (SUNS)
Send SUNS Updates
SUNS Notification Type
Organization that Developed the Standard
Organization that Developed the Standard
NASA Standard
Document Identifiers
Document Number
Change Number
Document Date
Is Active?
NASA Organization and Technical Discipline
Responsible NASA Organization
MSFC - Marshall Space Flight Center
Endorsed Standard
Endorsement Details
NASA Core Standard
NASA Endorsed Standard Status
Not NASA Endorsed
Mandatory Standard
NASA Mandatory Standard
Not a NASA Mandatory Standard
Document Scope
Document Scope
This Handbook describes the basic processes and provides general guidance for managing and implementing systems engineering throughout the life-cycle for all programs/projects/activities (PPA) managed at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and executing the systems engineering processes employed at MSFC. Its intended use is for PPAs that provide aerospace products, technologies, data, and operational services (aeronautics, space, and ground). It also serves as an information source for PPA such as non-flight infrastructure, Construction of Facilities (CofF), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), and for research and analysis PPAs. The guidance contained in this document, while not required, documents proven best practices and approaches to systems engineering and is aligned with the NASA and MSFC policies and guidance for Systems Engineering.
Guidance for systems engineering principles and defines the contemporary policies and practices employed at MSFC in the planning and execution of systems engineering processes.
Document Access Control
Document Viewable by
Export Control/Distribution Authorization
Internet Public -- Standard is cleared for public accessibility on the internet.
Store Standard Document Locally or Remotely
Store the Actual Standard Document on this server
PUBLIC: Upload Publicly Available Standard
Additional Comments
This revision removes Project Management except for Mishap and Failure Investigation. Also, changes the title to Systems Engineering Handbook.
Submitting User
System Admin
Submitting User's Email

Last modified by:  Fred McMullen
Last modified on:  Sat, 10/14/2023 - 23:48


Application Notes for this Standard

-No Application Notes are associated with this standard.

Lessons Learned Related to this Standard

To associate Lessons Learned to a specific standard, find the related lesson in LLIS. These lessons have been vetted and approved via the lessons learned process. Then, click “Create a new “Lessons Learned” record for this Standard” and complete the information.

If you have a lesson learned that is not in LLIS, click “Proceed to the NASA Engineering Network to create a new “Lesson Learned” about this Standard” to be vetted and approved in that process. Then, associate the lesson by clicking “Create a new “Lessons Learned” record for this Standard.”

-No Lessons Learned are associated with this standard.