Product Assurance (superseded)

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  1. ECSS-Q-00A – Policy and Principles (19 April 1996)
  2. ECSS-Q-20-04A – Critical-item control (31 March 2005)
  3. ECSS-Q-20-07A Quality assurance for test centres (31July2002)
  4. ECSS-Q-20-09A – Nonconformance control sytsem (14 October 1997)
  5. ECSS-Q-20-09B – Nonconformance control system (8 March 2002)
  6. ECSS-Q-20A – Quality assurance (19 April 1996)
  7. ECSS-Q-20B – Quality assurance (8 March 2002)
  8. ECSS-Q-30-01A – Worst case circuit performance analysys (31 March 2005)
  9. ECSS-Q-30-02A Failure modes, effect and criticality analysis (FMECA) (7 September 2001)
  10. ECSS-Q-30-08A – Components reliability data sources and their use (16 January 2006)
  11. ECSS-Q-30-09A – Availability analysis (7 December 2005)
  12. ECSS-Q-30-11A – Derating – EEE components (24 April 2006)
  13. ECSS-Q-30A – Dependability (19 April 1996)
  14. ECSS-Q-30B -Dependability (8 March 2002)
  15. ECSS-Q-40-02A – Hazard analysis (14 February 2003)
  16. ECSS-Q-40-04A Part 1 – Sneak analysis – Part 1 Method and procedure (14 October 1997)
  17. ECSS-Q-40-04A Part 2 Sneak analysis – Part 2 Clue list (14 October 1997)
  18. ECSS-Q-40-12A Fault tree analysis (14 October 1997)
  19. ECSS-Q-40A – Safety (19 April 1996)
  20. ECSS-Q-40B Safety (17 May 2002)
  21. ECSS-Q-60-01A – European preferred parts list (EPPL) and its management (4 October 1999)
  22. ECSS-Q-60-02A – ASIC and FPGA development (17 July 2007)
  23. ECSS-Q-60-05A: Generic procurement requirements for hybrid microcircuits (7 April 2006)
  24. ECSS-Q-60-11A – Derating and end-of-life parameter drifts — EEE components (7 September 2004)
  25. ECSS-Q-60-12A: Space product assurance – Design, selection, procurement and use of die form monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) – (25 August 2006)
  26. ECSS-Q-60A – Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Components (19 April 1996)
  27. ECSS-Q-60B: Electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) components (17 July 2007)
  28. ECSS-Q-70-01A – Cleanliness and contamination control (11 December 2002)
  29. ECSS-Q-70-02A – Thermal vacuum outgassing test for the screening of space materials (26 May 2000)
  30. ECSS-Q-70-03A – Black-anodizing of metals with inorganic dyes (7 April 2006)
  31. ECSS-Q-70-04A – Thermal cycling test for the screening of space materials and processes (4 October 1999)
  32. ECSS-Q-70-05A: Detection of organic contamination of surfaces by infrared spectroscopy (31 August 2005)
  33. ECSS-Q-70-07A Verification and approval of automatic machine wave soldering (20 January 1998)
  34. ECSS-Q-70-08A The manual soldering of high-reliability electrical connections (06 August 1999)
  35. ECSS-Q-70-09A – Space product assurance – Measurements of thermo-optical properties of thermal control materials (29 August 2003)
  36. ECSS-Q-70-10A – Qualification of printed circuit boards (23 November 2001)
  37. ECSS-Q-70-11A – Procurement of printed circuit boards (23 November 2001)
  38. ECSS-Q-70-13A – Measurement of the peel and pull-off strength of coatings and finishes using pressure-sensitive tapes (4 October 1999)
  39. ECSS-Q-70-18A – Preparation, assembly and mounting of RF coaxial cables (31 August 2001)
  40. ECSS-Q-70-20A Determination of the susceptibility of silver-plated copper wire and cable to “red-plague” corrosion (19 December 2000)
  41. ECSS-Q-70-21A – Flammability testing for the screening of space materials (4 October 1999)
  42. ECSS-Q-70-22A – The control of limited shelf-life materials (21 January 2000)
  43. ECSS-Q-70-25A – The application of the black coating Aeroglaze Z306 (30 July 1999)
  44. ECSS-Q-70-26A – Crimping of high-reliability electrical connections (13 February 2001)
  45. ECSS-Q-70-28A – Repair and modification of printed circuit board assemblies for space use (21 June 2002)
  46. ECSS-Q-70-29A – The determination of off-gassing products from materials and assembled articles to be used in a manned space vehicle crew compartment (30 July 1999)
  47. ECSS-Q-70-30A – Wire-wrapping of high-reliability electrical connections (4 October 1999)
  48. ECSS-Q-70-33A – The application of the thermal control paint PYROLAC PSG 120FD (30 July 1999)
  49. ECSS-Q-70-34A – The application of the black electrically conductive coating Aeroglaze H322 (30 July 1999)
  50. ECSS-Q-70-35A – The application of the black electrically conductive coating Aeroglaze L300 (30 July 1999)
  51. ECSS-Q-70-36A – Material selection for controlling stress-corrosion cracking (20 January 1998)
  52. ECSS-Q-70-37A – Determination of the susceptibility of metals to stress-corrosion cracking (20 January 1998)
  53. ECSS-Q-70-38A – High-reliability soldering for surface-mount and mixed technology (26 October 2007)
  54. ECSS-Q-70-38A Rev.1 – High-reliability soldering for surface-mount and mixed technology (5 December 2007)
  55. ECSS-Q-70-45A – Standard methods for mechanical testing of metallic materials (29 August 2003)
  56. ECSS-Q-70-46A – Space product assurance – Requirements for manufacturing and procurement of threaded fasteners (13 February 2004)
  57. ECSS-Q-70-71A – Space product assurance – Data for selection of space materials and processes (27 February 2004)
  58. ECSS-Q-70-71A Rev.1 – Space product assurance – Data for selection of space materials and processes (18 June 2004)
  59. ECSS-Q-70A – Materials, Mechanical Parts & Processes (19 April 1996)
  60. ECSS-Q-70B – Materials, mechanical parts and processes (14 December 2004)
  61. ECSS-Q-80A – Software product assurance (19 April 1996)
  62. ECSS-Q-80B – Software product assurance (10 October 2003)
  63. ECSS-Q-ST-10C – Product assurance management (15 November 2008)
  64. ECSS-Q-ST-20C – Quality assurance (15 November 2008)
  65. ECSS-Q-ST-30-11C – Derating – EEE components (31 July 2008)
  66. ECSS-Q-ST-30C – Dependability (6 March 2009)
  67. ECSS-Q-ST-40C – Safety (6 March 2009)
  68. ECSS-Q-ST-60-05C – Generic requirements for hybrids (31 July 2008)
  69. ECSS-Q-ST-60C – Electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) components (31 July 2008)
  70. ECSS-Q-ST-60C Rev.1 – Electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) components (6 March 2009)
  71. ECSS-Q-ST-70-13C – Measurement of the peel and pull-off strength of coatings and finishes using pressure-sensitive tapes (15 November 2008)
  72. ECSS-Q-ST-70-26C – Crimping of high-reliability electrical connections (31 July 2008)
  73. ECSS-Q-ST-70-38C – High-reliability soldering for surface mount and mixed technology (31 July 2008)
  74. ECSS-Q-ST-70-46C – Requirements for manufacturing and procurement of threaded fasteners (31 July 2008)
  75. ECSS-Q-ST-70C – Materials, mechanical parts and processes (6 March 2009)
  76. ECSS-Q-ST-80C – Software product assurance (6 March 2009)