Metrics Evaluations Deemed "Flawless"
SPACEHAB, Incorporated, a leading provider of commercial space services, announced today the completion and perfect scoring on its ISO9001/AS9100 recertification audit.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is aimed at encouraging the development of standardization and facilitating global trade. Its standards establish specifications that are intended to ensure that materials, procedures, processes, and services meet customer needs. The AS9100 designation adds explicit requirements that are specific to the aerospace sector. Eligible companies would include those which build aircraft, spacecraft or related parts and assemblies.
These evaluations are conducted annually for assessment and every three years for recertification. The standards are in place in order for suppliers to demonstrate their process control capabilities to external parties, which ultimately determines the acceptability of the products and/or services being supplied. Alan Smith of WCS Registrars completed SPACEHAB’s entire cycle including its payload processing operations in Cape Canaveral, Florida and its Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida. The final score of 100% positions SPACEHAB for recommendation to receive the Certificate of Registration based on the Company’s positive results and actions. “I feel better about the direction and content of SPACEHAB’s Quality Management System than ever before,” said Smith. “The Company has really demonstrated strong direction and initiative, and the flawless score reflects that.”
“During the past six short months, SPACEHAB has completely revised and restructured the entire Quality Management System,” explains Dana Gomez, SPACEHAB Director of Safety and Assurance. “This focus has provided a more efficient, user friendly and value-added means to help guide and assist all employees in this dynamic environment. The achievement also provides the Company a competitive edge for the various new business development initiatives underway.” SPACEHAB’s next ISO9001/AS9100 recertification audit is currently scheduled for October 2010.
About SPACEHAB, Incorporated
SPACEHAB is a commercial leader and entrepreneurial force in the space industry providing a full spectrum of products and services to both the government and private sectors. The Company offers space access and payload integration services; production of valuable commercial products in space; spacecraft pre-launch processing facilities and services; development and extension of space-based products to the consumer market; and, program and engineering support ranging from development and manufacturing of flight hardware to large scale government project management.
The statements in this document may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, trends, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from the forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, continued government support and funding for key space programs, product performance and market acceptance of products and services, as well as other risk factors and business considerations described in the company's Securities & Exchange Commission filings including the annual report on Form 10-K. Any forward-looking statements in this document should be evaluated in light of these important risk factors. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.