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ASTM WK76298

New Test Method for Software Safety Standard

1. Scope

1. This specification provides a process by which the intended function and compliance with safety objectives of software used for commercial spaceflight may be verified by system-level testing. 2 Software and hardware development assurance are not in the scope of this specification and this specification should not be used if a development assurance process is required. 3 The specification intentionally does not attempt to define its own applicability with regard to which spacecraft systems verified by the specification may be applied as doing so could ultimately place the language of the specification in conflict with external requirements and guidance. Spacecraft applicability, intended use, and limitations must ultimately be determined by the designer, installer, and recognizing body. 4. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


Software, Commercial Space Flight, Avionics Systems, Defect, Intended Function, System, Test Scenario, Verification, Objective Evidence, Execution Steps, Pass/Fail Criteria, 14 CFR Part 400


This standard will serve as a one (but not the only) method for verification of compliance of Software and Systems for Commercial Space Flight Vehicles to sections of 14 CFR Part 400 referenced within the standard.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F47.01

Committee: F47

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 03-18-2021

Technical Contact: John Jorgensen

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