DIN Standards Committee Aerospace
DIN EN 16602-20-10
Space product assurance - Off-the-shelf items utilization in space systems; English version EN 16602-20-10:2014
Raumfahrtproduktsicherung - Nutzung von off-the-shelf Produkten in Raumfahrtsystemen; Englische Fassung EN 16602-20-10:2014
This standard applies to all parties involved at all levels in the utilization of OTS items in space segment hardware and launchers. For the purpose of this standard off-the-shelf (OTS) items are those that, even if not necessarily developed for space applications, can be procured from the market and utilized in a space system. This standard contains the requirements for the utilization of OTS items, in terms of their selection, characterization and procurement for space system use. This standard considers complex OTS items, as for example: motherboards, cards, data storage units/items, optical equipment, photo cameras and video units, LANs, mechanical/electrical and electromechanical devices, batteries, sensors, monitoring support units, medical equipment and items, laptops. This standard does not cover: OTS software, re-use of OTS items already qualified for space applications, items not belonging to the same lot of the OTS item already evaluated using this standard, can be subjected to partial re-evaluation and re-qualification since rapid evolution of the design occurs on the commercial market. Pieces, parts and materials, such as electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) parts, thermocouples, rivets, fasteners, connectors, fittings, adhesives, insulation, wiring and plumbing. This standard does not specifically address the re-use of OTS items for the same space application for which they were initially qualified. This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristic and constraints of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00. This document (EN 16602-20-10:2014) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/CLC/TC 5 "Space", the secretariat of which is held by DIN (Germany). This document has been developed to specifically cover space systems and therefore has precedence over any European Standard since it covers the same scope but with a wider domain of applicability (for example aerospace).