Space Systems - Metallic Pressure Vessels, Pressurized Structures, and Pressure Components
|Publication Date:||1 March 2018|
This standard establishes baseline requirements for the design, analysis, manufacturing, test, and operation of metallic pressurized hardware used for aerospace systems such as spacecraft and launch vehicles.
Requirements for metallic pressurized hardware levied from other authorities (such as Range Safety, FAA, DOT, etc.) may also be applicable. Specific applications, particularly those involving human spaceflight, may have additional requirements. There may also be additional requirements for hardware elements that are not addressed by this document, such as the presence of a propellant management device or diaphragm. The full set of these requirements should be identified before the design process begins and should be addressed through all stages of the lifecycle.
These requirements are intended to assure the safety and enhance the success of the operation of metallic pressurized hardware in an aerospace system.