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This training course will take place on 24-25 November 2022 at ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands). It is an on-site course, remote participation will not be possible.
Product Assurance (PA) is the discipline devoted to the study, planning and implementation of activities intended to assure that the design, controls, methods and techniques in a project result in a satisfactory degree of quality in a product.
This 2-day PA course will provide participants with an overview of the Product Assurance tasks to be performed throughout a project. It introduces how Product Assurance is implemented in ESA projects and provides practical examples on how PA is involved in projects. The course focuses on hardware-related aspects. Software is dealt with in a separate course available via the Learning Hub.
Presentations on day 1 provide a generic overview of Product Assurance tasks and introduce the different PA disciplines in ESA projects. The topics of Dependability and Safety are discussed in this part as well as EEE components and radiation effects on EEE.
Day 2 focuses on the topics of Materials and Processes as well as Electronics assemblies, including PCBs and soldering processes.
Tours of some ESTEC laboratories are foreseen on both days.
This course is of particular interest to participants from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises who have limited knowledge of PA activities in the space sector. It is targeted at participants working for SMEs in ESA Member States, Associate States or Collaborating States who are providing or are intending to provide products for space.
A maximum of 2 participants per company can be admitted. There are 30 seats available. Preference will be given to participants from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Please provide your esa-star entity code upon registration if available.