ISO 18322:2017 specifies requirements for when a space test centre needs to demonstrate its competence to consistently provide space testing that meets customer requirements.
It specifies requirements for space test centres, applicable to the test process, test personnel (both, of the customer and the space test centre), test facilities, test environment and any operations related to the test item under responsibility of the space test centre as requested by the customer.
ISO 18322:2017 also defines the requirements for space testing and the development of test facilities.
ISO 18322:2017 was originally prepared with a focus on environmental testing (i.e. thermal vacuum, vibrations, acoustic, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Radio Frequency (RF), physical properties measurements, etc.).
ISO 18322:2017 applies to space test centres as self-standing organizations, or those belonging to a parent organization. ISO 18322:2017 has been prepared for organizations providing test services for space and launch segment elements and subsystems.