The J-STD-001 S, Space Electronics Hardware Addendum is an optional Module 6 to IPC’s J-STD-001 Instructor and Operator Training & Certification Program. It provides additional requirements over those published in IPC J-STD-001D to ensure the reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must survive the vibration and thermal cyclic environments experienced while traveling and operating in space.
This 1 day program consists of a lecture which will identify and review each section of the addendum, followed by a single 25 question open book exam. There are no workmanship requirements for this module. The passing level for this optional module is 80%.
Suppliers to NASA and others who are mandated to use J-STD-001S, Space Electronics Hardware Addendum are required to have workers trained and certified to this IPC J-STD-001S standard.
On November 7th 2007, Jeannette Plante, Manager, NASA Workmanship Standards Project from NASA GSFC made a presentation to the NASA Supply Chain Conference titled ‘J-STD-001 and S Transition Plan’ where the major talking point were:
– Current NASA Requirements for Workmanship Standards
– Modifying Policies
– J-STD-001 Space Addendum Adoption
– Adoption Timeline
NASA is transitioning to J-STD-001S agency wide and AP Solutions, Inc. is in the position to help in the transition.