Fracture Control Requirements for Spaceflight Hardware

Document Number: 

NASA-STD-5019

Revision: 

A w/CHANGE 3

Document Date: 

2016-02-01

Active?: 

  • ACTIVE

Revalidated or Reaffirmed Date: 

2020-08-14

Change Date: 

2020-08-14

Change Number: 

3

NASA Endorsement Date: 

2016-02-01

Next 5-Year Review Date: 

2025-08-14

NASA Organization: 

  • NASA

NASA Office or Division: 

  • Office of the Chief Engineer

Document Scope: 

Fracture control shall be required on all human-rated space systems to preclude catastrophic failure. Fracture control provides a specialized methodology to address the consequences of naturally occurring and service-induced flaws, damage, or cracks in a part or structure. This document establishes the fracture control requirements for all human-rated spaceflight systems including payloads, propulsion systems, orbital support equipment, and planetary habitats.

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Superseding Document: 

NASA-STD-5019A w/Change 1, NASA-STD-5019A w/Change 2, and NASA-STD-5007

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