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All About Space Addendum for J-STD-001 and IPC/WHMA-A-620

Tue, Feb 08, 2022 at 9:00AM

All About Space Addendum for J-STD-001 and IPC/WHMA-A-620

Originally found in NASA documents, the Space Addendum was created to solve the aerospace and defense community’s needs for stringent quality and environmental controls.  In this blog we will cover two of IPC’s Space Addendums- J-STD-001 and IPC/WHMA-A-620.

J-STD-001 Space Addendum

This addendum is titled Space and Military Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC J-STD-001 Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies.  The J-STD-001 Space Addendum provides requirements to be used in addition to or in lieu of those published in the base J-STD-001 document.  The additional requirements are used to ensure the reliability of soldered electrical and electronic assemblies that must sustain vibration and thermal cyclic environments within the space and military applications.  For students to become certified in the is standard, they must acquire the J-STD-001 certification first. 

IPC/WHMA-A-620 Space Addendum

Known as the Space and Military Applications Electronic Hardware Addendum to IPC/WHMA-A-620, the document consists of modified and additional requirements published in the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard.  These requirements ensure the performance of cable and wire harness assemblies in military and space environments.  Similar to J-STD-001 Space Addendum course requirements, students must acquire the IPC/WHMA-A-620 certification before the taking the Space Addendum course.  In class, students learn some of the following techniques:

  • Build and install three complete cables in a box unit
  • Crimping process
  • Usage of IDC connections, wire splices, coax connectors, etc.

In conclusion, the ideal candidates who need Space Addendum certification are those in the space and military industries who apply the requirements on a daily basis.  For more information on the IPC Space Addendums, visit www.eeimfg.com/training.

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