Astronautics Vocabulary

The Astronautics Vocabulary is a glossary of terms that pertain to the science and technology of spaceflight. This alphabetical list can be navigated by clicking on the letters A-Z displayed on this page.

Definition of qualification test

Translation: essai de qualification

Definition: Environmental and functional test sequences carried out at levels in excess of those expected in flight, used to establish design suitability and margin (to demonstrate that prototype items built to final production specifications are capable of meeting operational requirements). Sometimes referred to as design approval tests.

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