This document establishes the requirements for simulation of the space control system, including the objective, architecture and procedure, etc. This document is applicable to four phases of control system development, including conceptual design, detailed design, prototype and integrated system. The control system referred to in this document is the flight control system for guidance, navigation and control (GNC) of space systems which include launch vehicle, satellite and spaceship, etc. This ...view more

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This document defines detailed space debris mitigation requirements and recommendations for the design and operation of launch vehicle orbital stages in Earth orbit. The requirements defined in this document are applicable for: — avoiding the release of space debris; — disposing of a launch vehicle orbital stage after the end of its mission so as to avoid a break-up in orbit; — disposing of a launch vehicle orbital stage after the end of its mission so as to minimize interference with the protec...view more

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This document contains information on the design and operational practices for launch vehicle orbital stages for mitigating space debris. This document provides information to engineers on what are required or recommended in the family of space debris mitigation standards to reduce the growth of space debris by ensuring that spacecraft is designed, operated, and disposed of in a manner that prevents them from generating debris throughout their orbital lifetime.

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This document provides detailed information on the various methods of assessing the health status of lithium-ion space batteries in flight and makes recommendations to battery suppliers, spacecraft manufacturers and operators to ease this assessment.

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This document specifies criteria and requirements for the use of explosive systems and explosive devices commonly used on spacecraft and other space products, including launch vehicles and space vehicle systems. It addresses the aspects of design, analysis, verification, manufacturing, operations and safety. To the greatest extent possible, requirements from past and existing standards have been analyzed, selected and tailored to be incorporated herein. In addition, the requirements herein inclu...view more

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This standard defines the requirements and recommendations for the design and test of RF components and equipment to achieve acceptable performance with respect to multipaction-free operation in service in space. The standard includes:
•   verification planning requirements,
•   definition of a route to conform to the requirements,
•   design and test margin requirements,
•   design and test requirements, and
•   informative annexes that provide guidelines on the design and test processes.
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The scope of the SpaceFibre standard is the detailed specification a very high-speed serial link protocol stack reaching from link level Quality layer  down to the Physical layer. The higher layers like packet, network and higher level protocols are the same as for SpaceWire and specified in the respective standards ECSS-E-ST-50-12C and ECSS-E-ST-50-51C to 53C.

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This Standard establishes the basic rules and general principles applicable to the electrical, electronic, electromagnetic, microwave and engineering processes. It specifies the tasks of these engineering processes and the basic performance and design requirements in each discipline.
It defines the terminology for the activities within these areas.
It defines the specific requirements for electrical subsystems and payloads, deriving from the system engineering requirements laid out in ECSS-E-ST-...
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This activity will be the update of EN16603-20-06 (published 2014).
This activity was started in ECSS to implement as urgent classified Change Requests.

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This standard specifies the requirements, also known as "relifing requirements", for the planned, intentional storage, control, and removal from storage of electronic, electrical and electromechanical parts which are intended to be used for space applications.
This standard covers the relifing of all components as defined by ECSS-Q-ST-60 and ECSS-Q-ST-60-13.
The relifing process is a lot quality control activity.  The inspections and tests defined do not constitute an up-screening or up-gradin...
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This Standard specifies star sensor performances as part of a space project. The Standard covers all aspects of performances, including nomenclature, definitions, and performance requirements for the performance specification of star sensors.
The Standard focuses on:
- performance specifications (including the impact of temperature, radiation and straylight environments);
- robustness (ability to maintain functionalities under non nominal environmental conditions).
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1.1   Purpose:
The "Scheduling and Commanding Messages" (SCM) specifies a standard format for observing system commanding and scheduling. This document aims to ease the planning and operation processes and to reduce the effors from researchers that use several different observing systems and/or simulation software products.
The SCM establishes a common language for exchanging information on planning, scheduling, and executing observations of celestial objects. In the end this will:
a)   Facilitat...
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1.1   Purpose:
The Observing System Data Message (OSDM) is a standard message format to be used in the exchange of optical telescope, laser ranging station, and radar (observing systems) information between Space situational Awareness (SSA) data providers, owners/operators of observing systems, and other parties. These messages can inform SSA data providers, which are the consumers of observing system output data, on the parameters of the observing systems.
The OSDM standard will:
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This document establishes general test requirements for launch vehicles equipped with liquid-propellant engines, launched from stationary ground-, sea- and air-based launchers, in all phases of their development.

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This document provides requirements for launch system designers or interface designers regarding interfaces between LV and EGSE, which is used to support on-line processing. It defines electrical interface types, design requirements, environment requirements, verification methods (analyses and tests), and interface check operation requirements. This document is intended to minimize design costs and reduce risks from errors resulting from miscommunication. It does not limit LV or EGSE organizatio...view more

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In general terms, the scope of the consolidation of the electrical interface
requirements for electrical (hold down and release or deployment) actuators in
the present ECSS-E-ST-20-21 and the relevant explanation in the handbook
ECSS-E-HB-20-21 is to allow a more recurrent approach both for actuator
electronics (power source) and electrical actuators (power load) offered by the
relevant manufacturers, at the benefit of the system integrators and of the
Agency, thus ensuring:
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The document defines the requirements for the interfaces of simulation models between simulation
environments.

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The purpose of this Standard is to define the Factors Of Safety (FOS), Design Factor and additional factors to be used for the dimensioning and design verification of spaceflight hardware including qualification and acceptance tests.
This standard is not self standing and is used in conjunction with the ECSS-E-ST-32, ECSS-E-ST-32-02 and ECSS-E-ST-33-01 documents.
Following assumptions are made in the document:
-   that recognized methodologies are used for the determination of the limit loads,...
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This document regards the test procedures for assessment of robustness to security attacks.
Starting from the definition of security attacks taxonomy and security metrics, this TR aims to:
1. Specify test facilities to be used in the tests of GPBT. This comprises both hardware and software equipment.
2. Define relevant test scenarios applicable to security performances. Also the field test needed for validation of scenarios will be properly described.
3. Define end-to-end test procedures com...
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This document presents the requirements for requirements management (RM) for space projects. This document addresses the space programme/project management requirements, applicable through a top-down approach in a contractual relationship between customers and suppliers. The objective of this document is to state and establish a common reference framework for all the customers and suppliers in the space sector to deploy requirements management for all space products and projects. This document o...view more

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This standard specifies requirements for the durability testing of coatings most commonly used for space applications, i.e.:
-   Thin film optical coatings
-   Thermo-optical and thermal control coatings (the majority are paints, metallic deposits and coatings for stray light reduction)
-   Metallic coatings for other applications (RF, electrical, corrosion protection)
This standard covers testing for both ground and in-orbit phases of a space mission, mainly for satellite applications.
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This Standard specifies the physical interconnection media and data communication protocols to enable the reliable sending of data at high­speed (between 2 Mb/s and 400 Mb/s) from one unit to another. SpaceWire links are full­duplex, point­to­point, serial data communication links.
The scope of this Standard is the physical connectors and cables, electrical properties, and logical protocols that comprise the SpaceWire data link. SpaceWire provides a means of sending packets of information from a...
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This Standard defines the quality assurance (QA) requirements for the establishment and implementation of a Quality Assurance
programme for products of space projects. Discipline related qualification activities are complemented in standards specific to those
disciplines (e.g. ECSS-E-ST-32-01 for fracture control).
For software quality assurance, the software product assurance standard, ECSS-Q-ST-80 is applicable.
This Standard is applicable to all space projects.
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This Standard defines the requirements for the control of nonconformances.
This Standard applies to all deliverable products and supplies, at all levels, which fail to conform to project requirements.
This Standard is applicable throughout the whole project lifecycle as defined in ECSS-M-ST-10.
This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristics and constrains of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00.

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This standard specifies requirements for the durability testing of coatings most commonly used for space applications, i.e.:
-   Thin film optical coatings
-   Thermo-optical and thermal control coatings (the majority are paints, metallic deposits and coatings for stray light reduction)
-   Metallic coatings for other applications (RF, electrical, corrosion protection)
This standard covers testing for both ground and in-orbit phases of a space mission, mainly for satellite applications.
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This Standard specifies the physical interconnection media and data communication protocols to enable the reliable sending of data at high­speed (between 2 Mb/s and 400 Mb/s) from one unit to another. SpaceWire links are full­duplex, point­to­point, serial data communication links.
The scope of this Standard is the physical connectors and cables, electrical properties, and logical protocols that comprise the SpaceWire data link. SpaceWire provides a means of sending packets of information from a...
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This Standard defines the quality assurance (QA) requirements for the establishment and implementation of a Quality Assurance
programme for products of space projects. Discipline related qualification activities are complemented in standards specific to those
disciplines (e.g. ECSS-E-ST-32-01 for fracture control).
For software quality assurance, the software product assurance standard, ECSS-Q-ST-80 is applicable.
This Standard is applicable to all space projects.
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This Standard defines the requirements for the control of nonconformances.
This Standard applies to all deliverable products and supplies, at all levels, which fail to conform to project requirements.
This Standard is applicable throughout the whole project lifecycle as defined in ECSS-M-ST-10.
This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristics and constrains of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00.

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This document defines procedures, contents and requirements for test reviews which are composed of the Test Readiness Review (TRR), Post Test Review (PTR) and Test Review Board (TRB). This document is applicable to tests of space systems and space products, including environment tests and functional and performance tests, especially for system level tests and complicated tests.

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This standard contains planetary protection requirements, including:
-   Planetary protection management requirements;
-   Technical planetary protection requirements for robotic and human missions (forward and backward contamination);
-   Planetary protection requirements related to procedures;
-   Document Requirements Descriptions (DRD) and their relation to the respective reviews.
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This Recommended Standard defines the Monitored Data service in terms of: a) the CSTS procedures that constitute the service; b) the extensions and refinements of the behavior of those CSTS procedures necessary to provide the transfer service; c) the extensions and refinements of standard CSTS operations associated with each of the procedures; d) the relationships among the procedures that constitute the service. It does not specify: a) individual implementations or products; b) the implementati...view more

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1.1.1 This Recommended Standard defines, in an abstract manner, a CSTS in terms of: a) the procedures necessary to provide the service; b) the states of the service; c) the behavior of each procedure; d) the states of the procedures; e) the operations necessary to constitute the procedures; and f) the parameters associated with each operation. 1.1.2 It does not specify: a) individual application services, implementations, or products; b) the implementation of entities or interfaces within real s...view more

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This standard contains planetary protection requirements, including:
-   Planetary protection management requirements;
-   Technical planetary protection requirements for robotic and human missions (forward and backward contamination);
-   Planetary protection requirements related to procedures;
-   Document Requirements Descriptions (DRD) and their relation to the respective reviews.
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This document outlines the evaluation methods for environmental tests that can be conducted on COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) spacecraft parts intended for use on LEO satellites. The radiation effects considered consist of total dosage, single event, and displacement damage. In addition, this document describes tests that are useful for satellites operating in LEO.

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This document provides guidelines for specifying the qualitative estimation of the solar wind energy input into the magnetosphere with use of operative ground-based information on the polar cap magnetic activity (PC index). The solar wind energy incoming into the magnetosphere predetermines development of the magnetospheric disturbances: magnetic storms and substorms. Magnetospheric disturbances include a wide range of phenomena and processes directly affecting human activity, such as satellite ...view more

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This document specifies requirements for the safety liabilities of countries undertaking space activities or allowing operators to perform space activities on or from their territory under outer-space treaties adopted by the United Nations. It defines the safety responsibilities for the operators involved in commercial or non-commercial space launch activities. This document establishes the overall safety requirements to be observed on a launch site for prelaunch (integration, test, checking, pr...view more

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This European Standard defines Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). It is applicable primarily to space system hardware, although the definitions could be used in a wider domain in many cases.
The definition of the TRLs provides the conditions to be met at each level, enabling accurate TRL assessment.

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This document specifies the methods used for estimating geomagnetic indices for time intervals ranging from short-term (hours to a few months) to long-term (months to years). This document is intended for use to predict future geomagnetic indices and space environment.

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This European Standard defines Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs). It is applicable primarily to space system hardware, although the definitions could be used in a wider domain in many cases.
The definition of the TRLs provides the conditions to be met at each level, enabling accurate TRL assessment.

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This document defines the primary space debris mitigation requirements applicable to all elements of systems launched into, or passing through, near-Earth space, including launch vehicle orbital stages, operating spacecraft and any objects released as part of normal operations or disposal actions.
The requirements contained in this document are intended to reduce the growth of space debris by ensuring that spacecraft and launch vehicle orbital stages are designed, operated and disposed of in a ...
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This standard addresses the qualification and procurement of printed circuit boards, which are necessary for all type of space projects.

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This document provides definitions of all common terms used in the area of space systems and operations for programme management and quality. It does not contain terms specific to an individual International Standard in the area of space systems and operations, which are defined in that particular International Standard.

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This document defines the primary space debris mitigation requirements applicable to all elements of unmanned systems launched into, or passing through, near-Earth space, including launch vehicle orbital stages, operating spacecraft and any objects released as part of normal operations. The requirements contained in this document are intended to reduce the growth of space debris by ensuring that spacecraft and launch vehicle orbital stages are designed, operated and disposed of in a manner that ...view more

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This standard addresses the qualification and procurement of printed circuit boards, which are necessary for all type of space projects.

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This document specifies requirements for the following: — planning for disposal of a spacecraft operating at geosynchronous altitude to ensure that final disposal is sufficiently characterized and that adequate propellant will be reserved for the manoeuvre; — selecting final disposal orbits where the spacecraft will not re-enter the operational region within the next 100 years; — executing the disposal manoeuvre successfully; — depleting all energy sources on board the vehicle before the end of ...view more

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This document defines the primary space debris mitigation requirements applicable to all elements of systems launched into, or passing through, near-Earth space, including launch vehicle orbital stages, operating spacecraft and any objects released as part of normal operations or disposal actions.
The requirements contained in this document are intended to reduce the growth of space debris by ensuring that spacecraft and launch vehicle orbital stages are designed, operated and disposed of in a ...
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This document addresses the key elements for an EEE parts management programme for space systems and is written in general terms as a baseline for developing, implementing, validating, and evaluating a space parts management programme. The family of EEE parts includes electro-optical parts.

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This document establishes technical guidelines for developing and documenting an electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) parts control program, in order to assure that the parts used in the flight hardware are acceptable and possess adequate functional, radiation and reliability characteristics to meet the system requirements. The family of EEE parts includes electro-optical parts. This document identifies a set of management guidelines for dealing with space systems engineering activ...view more

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