Quality Assurance for Space Projects

Date: 7th to 9th November 2017 plus optional 1/2 Day on 10th November
Location: Midlands Innovation & Research Centre, Athlone, Ireland

Overview – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

An introductory course in Quality Assurance for managers and engineers new to quality principles and processes and for QA practitioners with no previous space projects experience. The participants will acquire an overall understanding of quality principles and requirements and how to apply them for achieving product conformity, customer satisfaction and increase productivity in space projects. This course is being provided by leading experts in space QA from the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (www.iaass.org) as part of the IAASS Space Safety Academy.

Course Objectives – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

  • The course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of:
  • Key role of management in setting quality objectives for the organisation, how to establish policy, organisation and allocate responsibilities.
  • Measuring the quality and promoting improvements.
  • Quality in manufacturing, integration, testing and storage.
  • Quality records, process control, workmanship standards, traceability, inspections, calibration system;How to conduct internal and external quality audits;Managing non-conformities.
  • The importance of alerts systems;
  • Statistical methods in brief.

Who should Attend? –  Quality Assurance for Space Projects

  • Managers and engineers who are new to quality principles and processes for space projects
  • Quality Assurance practicioners with no previous space projects experience

Course Syllabus – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

  • Evolution of Quality concepts
  • Basic Values and Principles
  • QA Organisation models
  • Establishing the QA Documentation
  • Conducting Audits
  • Training
  • Qualification/Certification
  • QA during major project phases
  • Standards evolution
  • Non-conformance Control
  • H/W Quality Assurance (Inspection, Metrology and Calibration, Statistical Methods, etc.)
  • Cost of Quality

You may also download a PDF copy of the Space Industry Skillnet IAASS Quality Assurance Training Course Syllabus November 7-9 2017

Course Structure – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

The course is organised in two main sessions:

  • A plenary session lasting 1 and 1/2 days covering general Quality Assurance topics
  • A specialised session lasting 1 and 1/2 days addressing Hardware Quality Assurance

You may download a PDF copy of the Space QA training course agenda here: Space QA Training Course Agenda 7th to 9th November 2017

Course Fee – Quality Assurance for Space Projects

The fees for the 3 day Quality Assurance for Space Projects training course are; IAASS Member: €1400 per Participant Non-Member: €1550 per Participant Space Industry Skillnet Member: POA A discount is available to organisations who send more than 2 participants, where each additional participants will be charged at the rate of an IAASS Member. This fee includes all course materiial and lunches and course banquet on Wednesday evening.

Overview – Optional 1/2 Day Risk Management for Space Projects.

An optional 1/2 day has been added to provide training in Risk Management for Space Projects for those who are interested.   This course is designed to provide an introduction to the management of risks to project success in terms of cost, schedule and technical performance.

Course Outline – Optional Risk Management for Space Projects 1/2 Day Training •  Detailed

Risks are a potential threat to project success in terms of cost, schedule and technical performance, but appropriate practices exist and are nowadays routinely applied for controlling them.

This half-day course on project risk management is an essential complement that provides to product assurance managers and engineers an understanding of key principles and practices to assess, reduce, accept, and control space project risks in a systematic, proactive, comprehensive and cost effective manner, taking into account the project’s technical and programmatic constraints. This half-day course will explain how the overall risk management is applied iteratively throughout the project life cycle, at each level of the customer-supplier network. It will also show how project practices for dealing with project risks, such as system and engineering analyses, analyses of safety, critical items, reliability, critical path, and cost, are an integral part of project risk management, and how ranking risks according to criticality allows to focus management attention on essential issues. Scope, content and implementation of ECSS-M-ST-80 will be explained in detail.

Course Instructor – Risk Management for Space Projects

Luca Troisi is the instructor for this half-day course on Risk Management on Space Projects. Troisi is Product Assurance manager in the space division of an international aerospace company.

Course Structure – Risk Management for Space Projects

  • An optional session lasting 1/2 day addressing the Risk Management for Space Projects

Course Fee –  Optional 1/2 Day on Risk Management for Space Projects: Attendees at “Quality Assurance for Space Projects” course: €150 Non-Attendees at  “Quality Assurance for Space Projects” course: €250 This fee includes all course materiials. Eligibility for Job Seekers Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link; http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria Registration Please register for attendance at the course by sending a completed Space Quality Assurance November 2017 – Booking Form to the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

Participants requiring assistance with directions to the Space Industry Skillnets training venue in the Midlands Innovation & Research Centre, Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, should contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan at catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie Accommodation There is a wide variety of accomodation in Athlone to suit all levels of taste & expense. Instructors The training course instructors and invited speakers are internationally recognised experts and in the field of Quality Assurance in the Space Industry. Tommaso Sgobba – Quality Assurance for Space Projects IAASS Conference Programme Committee Chairman with more than 30 years experience in Aerospace QA field. Stefano Cruciani – EN/AS9100 Quality System

Who are the IAASS?

The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to furthering international cooperation and scientific advancement in the field of space systems safety. In October 2004 IAASS became member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). For more information please visit http://www.iaass.org. The philosophy of the IAASS is best summed up in the following: “Over the long run the safety of all human beings in the global commons of space is a responsibility that must be shared by all space-faring powers” (G. Rodney, NASA Associated Administrator S&MA 40th IAF Congress, October 1989, Beijing – China)

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