Our Quality


Failure is not an option when your Launch is depending on quality critical hardware to perform when needed and as intended.

With our proprietary processes and procedures based on real world experience and industry training standards, Spacetronics can assure quality critical hardware and detailed documentation will be provided on time and as expected.

We provide Technical Data Packages with detailed assembly work instructions, acceptance test procedures and test data to support build, test and integration quality expectations per your program needs.


ITAR Registered – Spacetronics is fully compliant with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations managed by the Department of State and governed by 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and Executive Order 13637. That section of the AECA is implemented by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR,” 22 CFR parts 120-130).


Spacetronics is IPC / WHMA-A-620S (Space) Certified and we maintain a WHMA-A-620S Certified Instructor on-site over-seeing the manufacturing operations.

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard prescribes practices and requirements for the manufacture of cable, wire and harness assemblies. The standard describes materials, methods, tests and acceptability criteria for producing crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnections, and the related assembly activities (corresponding lacing/restraining criteria) associated with cable and harness assemblies. Any method that produces an assembly conforming to the acceptability requirements described in this standard may be used.

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard sets expectations as to what is considered acceptable quality workmanship for cables and harnesses. It provides the electronics industry with the most current criteria for the performance and acceptance of cable and wire harness assemblies. IPC/WHMA-A-620 describes materials, methods, tests and acceptance criteria for producing crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnections and the related assembly activities associated with cable and harness assemblies.


Additional External Manufacturing and Quality Inspection Certifications:

  • J-STD-001S (Space) – IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, IS the preeminent authority for electronics assembly manufacturing worldwide. The standard describes materials, methods, and verification criteria for producing high-quality soldered leaded and lead-free interconnections. It emphasizes process control and establishes industry-consensus requirements for a broad range of electrical connections. J-STD-001 certification is essential to establish the best soldering practices in the industry. It ensures that we provide the highest quality and reliability of the product under particular environmental conditions.
  • NASA-STD-8739.1S (Space) – Workmanship Standards For Polymeric Application on Electronic Assemblies – This standard was developed by NASA and prescribes NASA’s technical and quality assurance requirements for polymeric applications for electrical and electronic assemblies. This standard also sets forth requirements for staking, conformal coating, bonding, and encapsulation of components used in electronic hardware.
  • NASA-STD-8739.4S (Space) – Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, Harnesses and Wiring This NASA Technical Standard sets forth requirements for interconnecting cable and harness assemblies that connect electrical, electronic or electromechanical components. This standard applies to critical work, as defined by NPD 8730.5.
  • NASA-STD-8739.6S Implementation Requirements for NASA Workmanship Standards This standard was released to provide additional instructions for implementation of J-STD-001S on NASA Programs. The purpose of this standard is to provide manufacturing, quality, and training requirements for the manufacture of NASA mission hardware and electrostatic discharge (ESD) control which augment requirements found in one or more of the documents listed in Table 1, Workmanship Requirements Documents: NASA-STD 8739.1, NASA-STD 8739.4, NASA-STD 8739.5, ANSI/ESD S20.20, IPC J-STD-001, IPC J-STD-001S, IPC / WHMA-A-620, IPC/WHMA-A-620S.
  • ISO Cleanliness Spec info here.
  • IPC-6013 – Qualification and Performance Specification for Flexible/Rigid-Flexible Printed Boards

This specification covers qualification and performance requirements of flexible printed boards. The flexible printed board may be single-sided, double-sided, multilayer, or rigid-flex multilayer. All of these constructions may or may not include stiffeners, plated-through holes (PTHs), and blind/buried vias. The flexible or rigid-flex printed board may contain build up High Density Interconnect (HDI) layers. The printed board may contain embedded active or passive circuitry with distributive capacitive planes, capacitive or resistive components conforming to IPC-6017. The rigid section of the printed board may contain a metal core or external metal heat frame, which may be active or nonactive.

The purpose of this specification is to provide requirements for qualification and performance of flexible printed boards designed to IPC-2221 (Generic Standard on Printed Board Design) and IPC-2223 (Design Standard for Flexible/Rigid-Flexible Printed Boards).

Performance Classification:


Class 1 – General Electronic Products – Includes consumer products, some computer and computer peripherals suitable for applications where cosmetic imperfections are not important and the major requirement is function of the completed printed board.

Class 2 – Dedicated Service Electronic Products – Includes communications equipment, sophisticated business machines, instruments where high performance and extended life is required and for which uninterrupted service is desired but not critical. Certain cosmetic imperfections are allowed.

Class 3 – High Reliability Electronic Products – Includes the equipment and products where continued performance or performance on demand is critical. Equipment downtime cannot be tolerated and must function when required such as in life support items or flight control systems. Printed boards in this class are suitable for applications where high levels of assurance are required and service is essential.

* IPC-A-600 – Acceptability of Printed Circuits

The IPC-A-600 provides photographs and illustrations of the target, acceptable and nonconforming conditions that are either internally or externally observable on bare printed boards. IPC-A-600 provides accept/reject criteria on topics such as crazing, back-drilled structures, edge-connector lands, copper wrap plating, plating voids and microanomalies, microvia target land piercing, innerlayer separation and plating overhang. The document synchronizes to the acceptability requirements expressed in IPC-6012 and IPC-6013.

* IPC-A-610 – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

IPC-A-610 is the electronics assembly acceptance standard in the electronics industry. This standard is a collection of visual quality, acceptability requirements for electronic assemblies. For a more complete understanding of this documents, recommendations and requirements, one may use this document in conjunction with IPC-J-STD-001.

The criteria in this standard are not intended to define processes to accomplish assembly operations, nor is it intended to authorize repair, modification or change of the product.

IPC-A-610 has criteria outside the scope of J-STD-001 defining, mechanical and other workmanship requirements. IPC-A-610 is developed in synergy with J-STD-001 and IPC/WHMA-A-620.

Additional Accreditations:

* AS9100 / ISO 9001 Compliant AS9100 sets guidelines for implementing a Quality Management System (QMS) for the Aviation, Space, and Defense organizations. The standard is produced by the International Aerospace Quality Group, and it builds on the requirements for a QMS as defined in the ISO 9001 Quality Management System requirements.

* ISO 9001:2015 Compliant ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable regulatory requirements.

* NADCAP Compliant

NADCAP certification means that a company has improved its processes to be a better supplier to Aerospace and Defense companies.

NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a rigorous yet rewarding accreditation program for aerospace engineering, defense, and related industries. This certification process is intended to be a managed approach to conformity and auditing that follows strict requirements for suppliers that are standardized by government and industry leaders.

NADCAP implements procedural audits of a company’s adherence to process – rather than individual workmanship. NADCAP systematically scrutinizes materials, material allocation, outsourcing, purchasing, documentation, operator consistency, and equipment.

* NIST Traceable Calibration: Spacetronics Calibration Program is fully traceable to NIST. NIST traceable calibration is an assurance program that certifies that a laboratory or manufacturer is fully equipped to calibrate equipment to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and that any products offered by that manufacturer will match those NIST-maintained measurement standards.