ECSS-Q-ST-70-15C – Non-destructive testing (1 March 2021)


This standard specifies NDT requirements for flight parts, components and structures used for space missions. It covers the NDT methods and stipulates the certification levels for personnel. The qualification of such processes are also specified for non-standard NDT techniques or where complex components are concerned. This standard also identifies the best practice across the large range of international and national standards. When international or national NDT standards are referenced within this document, alternative equivalent standards can be considered acceptable subject to customer approval.

Visual testing included in this standard is not intended to include incoming inspection of, for example, raw materials, damage during transport, storage and handling and parts procurement verification. Furthermore, the visual testing performed in the NDT (discontinuities, surface structure) does not cover the visual testing in the Cleanliness and Contamination standard.

The minimum requirements for NDT documentation are specified in the DRDs of the Annexes.

This standard does not cover the acceptance criteria of components, structures and parts submitted to this examination; it is expected that these criteria are identified on specific program application documentation.
This Standard does not apply to EEE components.

This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristic and constraints of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00.


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