The Impact of Inspectability Requirements on Spacecraft Design 680701

Cost effective design does not allow for rejection of spacecraft hardware because it cannot be inspected adequately. An actual example of an uninspectable part is presented together with its impact. The rationale of the design-inspection interface is discussed.
Some of the influences this interface can have, if not one of complete understanding and cooperation, are: part uninspectable, part costly to inspect, inspection results subject to interpretation, parts cannot be tested nondestructively, part rejection because out of tolerance, part failure, and no accessibility for inspection.


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