Recommended Process for Qualification Testing of Payload Software Prior to Use on Orbit
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS
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This report defines the minimum required conditions necessary to qualify payload software prior to launch or use on orbit. The recommended approach is to complete full payload system software, hardware, integration, and external interface qualification prior to launch. If launch will take place before full payload qualification, then Core payload software functionality i.e., bootstrap startup, spacecraft communications, system upload, hardwaresoftware status reporting, and safing must be fully qualified before launch. - Incremental upload of the software must be planned, architected, designed, and exhaustively tested. - Core software must be integrated and tested with all unqualified software using a qualified test environment prior to upload. In either case, full qualification of both core and basic i.e., non-core payload software must be complete before on-orbit use.
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