PCB assembly and soldering operations remain amongst the more delicate space-components fabrication task as they may compromise the integrity and performance of the whole system. For this reason ESA pays special attention to the workmanship assessment and have issued specific regulations to cover these topics, ECSS-Q-ST-70-08C and ECSS-Q-ST-70-38C. The mission of Materials & Processes Laboratory is to thoroughly assess the reliability of the PCB manufacturing and soldering for space applications. These tasks require specifically trained and skilled analysts holding the applicable ESA certifications.

Materials & Processes Laboratory is listed as an ESA recommended microsectioning facility and the only one accredited ISO/IEC 17025:2017 to carry out microsectioning inspection together with the environmental, vibration and shock tests for PCB and SMD verifications.

Virtual Lab Capabilities
  • Full access in real time to the output of the on-going test.<
  • Direct link to the analysts performing the tests.
  • Permanent access to historical results.
  • Full access to the biggest picture bank available in the market.
  • Training material.
  • Documentation management.
  • Push Notifications.
  • Full mobile application.
Accreditations
  • ESA recommended Microsectioning Laboratory in accordance with ESA-TECMSP-MO-013165.
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • ESA certified inspectors in accordance with ESA-STR-258.