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Finding Standards

The NASA Technical Standards Program (sponsored by the NASA Chief Engineer’s Office) offers a repository of downloadable standards and specification. Thousands of NASA Military and Industry standards are searchable via the NASA Technical Standards website.The user is not responsible for costs associated with document orders incurred from orders placed through the system. The NASA Technical Standards Program is responsible for these costs.

Access to this database is open to all JPL and NASA employees, but registration via NASA Launchpad is required.

Click here NASA Standards specific New Account instructions.
Note: For Step 1, follow instructions for Support Service Contractor

If you have questions about access to a specific standard, and you are not able to download it via the NASA Standards website, please contact the JPL Chief Engineers Office at x3-5528 (JPL Only).

Finding Patents

US Patents online tools:

  • Google Patent Search provides full text search and retrieval of the U.S. patent literature.
  • USPTO Web Patent Databases (Patent and Trademark Office) provides access to the full text of all U.S. Patent applications since 1976, and full-page images of patents since 1790. the U.S.
  • Additional Patent Search Tools and State-of-the-Art Reviews:

    The JPL Library has access to a number of proprietary patent search tools. If you don’t find what you want on the web, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk, or call x4-4200.