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Accessing Standards at JPL: Getting Started

JPL Access to Standards and Patents

Quick Guide to Standards and Patents

► JPL has access to many standards and technical documents via the NASA Technical Standards System.

Before login to NASA Standards Portal:

  • ♦  You will need your NASA LaunchPad login credential and SmartCard (as of August 2019, the Standards website no longer allows for agency login option).
  • ♦  Download and install the FileOpen plugin on your computer/device. More information about FileOpen plugin is included in the next Tab "Standards".
  • ♦  Most Standards Issuing Organizations have set the limit to prevent re-distribution of files. The standards can only be opened on the same device where it is downloaded.

Login to NASA Standards Portal:

  • ♦  Use the Chrome browser.
  • ♦  Go to

► Additionally, JPL has access to published IEEE Standards with our IEEE Xplore subscription

►  The National Trademark and Patent Office, or via Google Patents.

Click through the tabs above for more detailed instructions.

Login to NASA Standards (Launchpad)

Click to access the
NASA Standards Portal

(Chrome browser only)

Contact the JPL Library

For additional information about any JPL Library resources and services please contact us:

  1. Slack #help-library
  2. Email:
  3. Phone: 818-354-4200
  4. Visit Building 111, Room 104 (the HUB) at JPL: 24/7 access with badge