Jennifer Cordova and Ray Montoya refurbish flight critical system components at WSTF. (WSTF1205e09201)White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) Flight and Special Test Equipment Processing employs a small team of highly skilled engineers and technicians with almost 500 years of combined technical expertise in the processing, development, and qualification of flight hardware. Program-qualified personnel have hands-on experience in flight hardware processing (decontamination, failure analysis, disassembly, reassembly, repair, and acceptance testing) ranging from Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS), to other commercial vendor hardware. The team has expertise in mono and hypergolic propellant & oxygen systems, and test system design, fabrication, and operation. Personnel are experienced and trained in Project Management and in the development of detailed processing and test procedures. The facility capabilities are listed below.
Eddie Villegas and Martin Gutierrez are verifying proper clearance and securing cable bundles on a completed OMS Engine. (WSTF0909e10274)Clean Room, Test & Assembly Areas, & Special Equipment
Mike Ferrales is performing reverse leak checks on a Quad Check Valve. (wstf1009e10469)Fabrication & Assembly Area (Test Articles, Servicing Equipment, Test Panels)
Bob Waggoner and Brian Doyan collect Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) data for critical flight hardware. (WSTF1205e09200)Component/Test Article Decontamination Areas
John Morales installs a dynatube fitting on a Vernier Reaction Control Thruster’s Direct Acting Valve.. (WSTF0909e10298)Flight Hardware Parts & Component Fabrication/Manufacturing