NASA-SPEC-5004A, NASA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION: WELDING OF AEROSPACE GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AND RELATED NONCONVENTIONAL STRUCTURES (25 AUG 2003)
NASA-SPEC-5004A, NASA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION: WELDING OF AEROSPACE GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AND RELATED NONCONVENTIONAL STRUCTURES (25 AUG 2003)., This specification was developed to establish uniform engineering practices and methods and to
ensure the inclusion of essential criteria in the welding of ground support equipment (GSE) used
by or for NASA. The specification was prepared by the intercenter committee on materials and
processes and approved by the Engineering Management Council (EMC). This specification is
applicable to GSE that supports space vehicle or payload programs or projects and to critical
nonconventional facilities, where applicable.
This specification establishes preferred practices for the welding of GSE used by or for NASA
programs and projects. This specification is recommended for the design of nonflight hardware
used to support the operations of receiving, transportation, handling, assembly, inspection, test,
checkout, service, and launch of space vehicles and payloads at NASA launch, landing, or
retrieval sites. These criteria and practices may be used for items used at the manufacturing,
development, and test sites upstream of the launch, landing, or retrieval sites.