Space and Missile Systems Center Standard: Space Flight Pressurized Systems
AIR FORCE SPACE COMMAND LOS ANGELES AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER
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This Recommended Standard establishes the baseline requirements for the design, fabrication, assembly, installation, test, inspection, operation, and maintenance of pressure systems used in spacecraft and launch vehicles. It deals primarily with the interfaces between the pressure vessels, or pressurized structures, and the corresponding pressure components within a specific pressure system and interfaces between a pressure system and other spacecraft or launch vehicle systems. These requirements, when implemented on a specific pressure system, will assure a high level of confidence in achieving safe and reliable operation. This Recommended Standard is applicable to all pressure systems installed and operated in spacecraft, launch vehicles, and other space systems. Whereas this Recommended Standard pertains to the pressure system, the pressure vessels andor pressurized structures and all associated pressure components that comprise the system are governed by the design and test requirements specified in References 7 andor 8, as appropriate. Note that pressure systems specifically excludes special pressurized equipment as defined in Reference 7 e.g., heat pipes and batteries and solid rocket motors cases which are controlled by Reference 9. The requirements specified in this Recommended Standard may be tailored for specific programs with the approval of the appropriate approval authority.
- Rocket Engines
- Unmanned Spacecraft