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A Handbook is one document of the series of ECSS Documents intended to be used as supporting material for ECSS Standards in space projects and applications. ECSS is a cooperative effort of the European Space Agency, national space agencies and European industry associations for the purpose of developing and maintaining common standards.

It is prepared by a dedicated ECSS Working Group, reviewed by the ECSS Executive Secretariat and approved by the ECSS Technical Authority.

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Following ECSS Handbooks have been published (click on hyperlink to access documents).

  1. ECSS-E-HB-10-02A – Verification guidelines (17 December 2010)
  2. ECSS-E-HB-10-12A – Calculation of radiation and its effects and margin policy handbook (17 December 2013)
  3. ECSS-E-HB-11A – Technology readiness level (TRL) guidelines (1 March 2017)
  4. ECSS-E-HB-20-02A – Li-ion battery testing handbook (1 October 2015)
  5. ECSS-E-HB-20-05A – High voltage engineering and design handbook (12 December 2012)
  6. ECSS-E-HB-20-07A – Electromagnetic compatibility handbook (5 September 2012)
  7. ECSS-E-HB-20-20A – Guidelines for electrical design and interface requirements for power supply (15 April 2016)
  8. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 10A – Thermal design handbook – Part 10: Phase – Change Capacitors (5 December 2011)
  9. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 11A – Thermal design handbook – Part 11: Electrical Heating (5 December 2011)
  10. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 12A – Thermal design handbook – Part 12: Louvers (5 December 2011)
  11. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 13A – Thermal design handbook – Part 13: Fluid Loop (5 December 2011)
  12. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 14A – Thermal design handbook – Part 14: Cryogenic Cooling (5 December 2011)
  13. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 15A – Thermal design handbook – Part 15: Existing Satellites (5 December 2011)
  14. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 16A – Thermal design handbook – Part 16: Thermal Protection System (5 December 2011)
  15. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 1A – Thermal design handbook – Part 1: View factors (5 December 2011)
  16. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 2A – Thermal design handbook – Part 2: Holes, Grooves and Cavities (5 December 2011)
  17. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 3A – Thermal design handbook – Part 3: Spacecraft Surface Temperature (5 December 2011)
  18. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 4A – Thermal design handbook – Part 4: Conductive Heat Transfer (5 December 2011)
  19. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 5A – Thermal design handbook – Part 5: Structural Materials: Metallic and Composite (5 December 2011)
  20. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 6A – Thermal design handbook – Part 6: Thermal Control Surfaces (5 December 2011)
  21. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 7A – Thermal design handbook – Part 7: Insulations (5 December 2011)
  22. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 8A – Thermal design handbook – Part 8: Heat Pipes (5 December 2011)
  23. ECSS-E-HB-31-01 Part 9A – Thermal design handbook – Part 9: Radiators (5 December 2011)
  24. ECSS-E-HB-31-03A – Thermal analysis handbook (15November2016)
  25. ECSS-E-HB-32-20 Part 1A – Structural materials handbook – Part 1: Overview and material properties and applications (20 March 2011)
  26. ECSS-E-HB-32-20 Part 2A – Structural materials handbook – Part 2: Design calculation methods and general design aspects (20 March 2011)
  27. ECSS-E-HB-32-20 Part 3A – Structural materials handbook – Part 3: Load transfer and design of joints and design of structures (20 March 2011)
  28. ECSS-E-HB-32-20 Part 4A – Structural materials handbook – Part 4: Integrity control, verification guidelines and manufacturing (20 March 2011)
  29. ECSS-E-HB-32-20 Part 5A – Structural materials handbook – Part 5: New advanced materials, advanced metallic materials, general design aspects and load transfer and design of joints (20 March 2011)
  30. ECSS-E-HB-32-20 Part 6A – Structural materials handbook – Part 6: Fracture and material modelling, case studies and design and integrity control and inspection(20 March 2011)
  31. ECSS-E-HB-32-20 Part 7A – Structural materials handbook – (20 March 2011)
  32. ECSS-E-HB-32-20 Part 8A – Glossary (20 March 2011)
  33. ECSS-E-HB-32-21A: Adhesive bonding handbook (20 March 2011)
  34. ECSS-E-HB-32-22A: Insert design handbook (20 March 2011)
  35. ECSS-E-HB-32-23A: Threaded fasteners handbook (16 April 2010)
  36. ECSS-E-HB-32-24A – Buckling of structures (24 March 2010)
  37. ECSS-E-HB-32-25A: Mechanical shock design and verification handbook (14 July 2015)
  38. ECSS-E-HB-32-26A: Spacecraft mechanical loads analysis handbook (19 February 2013)
  39. ECSS-E-HB-40A – Software engineering handbook (11 December 2013)
  40. ECSS-E-HB-50A – Communications guidelines (18 November 2008)
  41. ECSS-E-HB-60-10A – Control performance guidelines (14 December 2010)
  42. ECSS-E-HB-60A – Control engineering handbook (14 December 2010)
  43. ECSS-Q-HB-30-01A – Worst case analysis (14 January 2011)
  44. ECSS-Q-HB-30-03A – Human dependability handbook (14 July 2015)
  45. ECSS-Q-HB-30-08A – Components reliability data sources and their use (14 January 2011)
  46. ECSS-Q-HB-60-02A – Techniques for radiation effects mitigation in ASICs and FPGAs handbook (1 September 2016)
  47. ECSS-Q-HB-80-01A – Reuse of existing software (5 December 2011)
  48. ECSS-Q-HB-80-02 Part 1A – Software process assessment and improvement – Part 1: Framework (8 October 2010)
  49. ECSS-Q-HB-80-02 Part 2A – Software process assessment and improvement – Part 2: Assessor instrument (8 October 2010)
  50. ECSS-Q-HB-80-03A – Software dependability and safety (26 January 2012)
  51. ECSS-Q-HB-80-04A – Software metrication handbook (30 March 2011)