ISO 15865:2005 establishes common rules for assessing the qualification of space systems and products used in space systems against their functional and technical specifications. It establishes a basis for determining system or product readiness for any stage of the life cycle. This includes, for example, readiness for development, manufacture, test, operation, modification, or disposal.
ISO 15865:2005 is applicable to systems and products used in flight or ground support and to products at all levels in a product tree. It applies to systems and products consisting of hardware, software, facilities, materials, methods, processes, procedures or any combination of these.
It establishes common rules for assessment of item readiness and approaches to qualification.
ISO 15865:2005 is intended for use as the basis for a design justification plan. It is intended to be used either in establishing an agreement for such a plan between a customer and a supplier or as the basis for a supplier's internal qualification practices.