Space engineering - Testing

This standard addresses the requirements for performing verification by testing of space segment elements and space segment equipment on ground prior to launch. The document is applicable for tests performed on qualification models, flight models (tested at acceptance level) and protoflight models.
The standard provides:
•   Requirements for test programme and test management,
•   Requirements for retesting,
•   Requirements for redundancy testing,
•   Requirements for environmental tests,
•   General requirements for functional and performance tests,
NOTE    Specific requirements for functional and performance tests are not part of this standard since they are defined in the specific project documentation.
•   Requirements for qualification, acceptance, and protoflight testing including qualification, acceptance, and proto-fight models’ test margins and duration,
•   Requirements for test factors, test condition, test tolerances, and test accuracies,
•   General requirements for development tests pertinent to the start of the qualification test programme,
NOTE    Development tests are specific and are addressed in various engineering discipline standards.
•   Content of the necessary documentation for testing activities (e.g. DRD).
Due to the specific aspects of the following types of test, this Standard does not address:
•   Space system testing (i.e. testing above space segment element), in particular the system validation test,
•   In-orbit testing,
•   Testing of space segment subsystems,
NOTE    Tests of space segment subsystems are often limited to functional tests that, in some case, are run on dedicated models. If relevant, qualification tests for space segment subsystems are assumed to be covered in the relevant discipline standards.
•   Testing of hardware below space segment equipment levels (including assembly, parts, and components),
•   Testing of stand-alone software,
NOTE    For verification of flight or ground software, ECSS-E-ST-40 and ECSS-Q-ST-80 apply.
•   Qualification testing of two-phase heat transport equipment,
NOTE    For qualification testing of two-phase heat transport equipment, ECSS-E-ST-31-02 applies.
•   Tests of launcher segment, subsystem and equipment, and launch facilities,
•   Tests of facilities and ground support equipment,
•   Tests of ground segment.
This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristic and constrains of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00. Annex D gives guidelines for performing this tailoring.

Raumfahrttechnik - Tests

Ingénierie spatiale — Vérification par essai

Vesoljska tehnika - Preskušanje

Standard EN 16603-10-03 določa zahteve za izvajanje preverjanja na tleh s testiranjem vesoljskih elementov in opreme pred izstrelitvijo. Dokument velja za preskuse, izvedene na kvalifikacijskih modelih, modelih za letenje (preskušenih pri sprejemljivostni ravni) in prototipnih modelih za letenje. Standard določa: – zahteve za preskusni program in preskusno upravljanje, – zahteve za ponovno preskušanje, – zahteve za preskušanje redundance, – zahteve za okoljske preskuse, – splošne zahteve za funkcionalne in izvedbene preskuse, – zahteve za kvalifikacije, sprejemljivost in preskušanje prototipnih modelov za letenje, vključno s kvalifikacijami, sprejemljivostjo in preskusnimi mejnimi vrednostmi ter trajanjem preskusa za prototipne modele za letenje, – zahteve za preskusne dejavnike, preskusne pogoje, preskusna odstopanja in preskusno natančnost, – splošne zahteve za razvojne preskuse, ki se nanašajo na začetek kvalifikacijskega preskusnega programa.

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SIST EN 16603-10-03:2014
SIST EN 14824:2004
Vesoljska tehnika - Preskušanje
Space engineering - Testing
Raumfahrttechnik - Tests
Ingénerie spatiale - Tests
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 16603-10-03:2014
49.140 Vesoljski sistemi in operacije Space systems and
SIST EN 16603-10-03:2014 en,fr,de
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN 16603-10-03


August 2014
ICS 49.140 Supersedes EN 14824:2003
English version
Space engineering - Testing
Ingénerie spatiale - Tests Raumfahrttechnik - Tests
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Table of contents
Foreword . 5
Introduction . 6
1 Scope . 8
2 Normative references . 10
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviated terms . 12
3.1 Terms from other standards . 12
3.2 Terms specific to the present standard . 18
3.3 Abbreviated terms. 24
4 General requirements. 27
4.1 Test programme . 27
4.2 Development test prior qualification . 27
4.3 Test management . 28
4.3.1 General . 28
4.3.2 Test reviews . 28
4.3.3 Test documentation . 32
4.3.4 Anomaly or failure during testing . 33
4.3.5 Test data . 33
4.4 Test conditions, tolerances, and accuracies. 33
4.4.1 Test conditions . 33
4.4.2 Test tolerances . 34
4.4.3 Test accuracies .

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