Propulsion system documentation
ISP has undertaken documentation support roles in many inter‐ European projects with great success. ISP has supported and implemented a pan‐European standardisation of approach, allowing its personnel to assess and generate documents that demonstrate full compliance with current and historical norms, allowing high levels of understanding and traceability through programme heritage.
Parts, Materials and Process Management
ISP's detailed knowledge of Parts, Materials and Process (PMP) philosophies, provides the technical team with an unequalled vision of past and potential material‐related problem areas, concerning components, assemblies and complete systems alike. It uses this experience to apply a holistic approach to PMP performance, identifying areas of concern before they reach criticality and, by application of early detection techniques, mitigating problems before they arise.
Propulsion subsystem assembly and test
ISP has a great deal of experience in the preparation and management of propulsion subsystem testing, either at module assembly level, or on the completed subsystem.
On‐site propellant analysis
ISP has developed a proprietary portable propellant analysis facility for ESA to certify propellants at the launch site, allowing transport of bulk loads for long‐term storage and utilisation over a period of time (i.e. for series of satellites, or constellations).
Propellant awareness training
ISP can provide training that covers propellant preparation, reliability and best practice, as well as component design and operation, hazards and precautions, and the importance of trend analysis and subsystem testing.
ISP has recently taken on a new mission to develop relationships with high-value Non-Space Entities, to introduce commercial products and services to the industry in support of the UK Government's National Space Policy, issued in December 2015. The successful outreach campaign intends to introduce novel and disruptive commercial approaches to problem areas within the space sector and thereby make the industry leaner and fitter in preparation for the new commercial space industry.