ECSS-E-30 (PART 6A), SPACE ENGINEERING MECHANICAL - PART 6, PYROTECHNICS (25 APR 2000)
ECSS-E-30 (PART 6A), SPACE ENGINEERING MECHANICAL - PART 6, PYROTECHNICS (25 APR 2000)., Part 6 of ECSS--E--30 in the engineering branch of ECSS series of standards defines
the requirements for the discipline of pyrotechnics engineering.
This part defines the standards to be applied for the use of pyrotechnics on all
spacecraft and other space products including launch vehicles. It addresses the aspects
of design, analysis, verification, manufacturing, operations and safety.
As any pyrotechnic itemused for flight can function only once, it can never be fully
tested before its crucial mission operation. The required confidence can only be established
indirectly by the testing of identical items. Test results and theoretical
justification are essential for demonstration of fulfilment of the requirements.The
requirement for repeatability shows that product assurance plays a crucial role in
support of technical aspects.
The failure or unintentional operation of a pyrotechnic item can be catastrophic
for the wholemission and life threatening. Specific requirements can exist for the
items associated with it. As all pyrotechnic functions are to be treated similarly,
collective control needs to be applied in the manner of a subsystem.
When viewed from the perspective of a specific project context, the requirements
defined in this Standard should be tailored to match the genuine requirements of
a particular profile and circumstances of a project.