AF - SMC-S-011
PARTS, MATERIALS, AND PROCESSES CONTROL PROGRAM FOR LAUNCH VEHICLES
|Publication Date:||3 July 2012|
This document establishes the requirements for the preparation, implementation, and operation of a parts, materials, and processes control program for use during the design, development, and production of expendable launch vehicles (ELVs). The implementation of these requirements is intended to:
1. Assure integrated management of the selection, application, procurement, control, and standardization of parts, materials, and processes (PMP)
2. Improve the reliability of program PMP to reduce PMP failures at all levels of assembly and test
3. Reduce program life cycle cost
4. Improve procurement and test of small quantities of parts and materials that meet system requirements.