ECSS-E-30 Part 8A – Mechanical – Part 8: Materials (25 April 2000)

This standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-E-32-08C (31 July 2008).


Part 8 of ECSS-E-30 in the engineering branch of ECSS Standards defines the mechanical engineering requirements for materials.

This Standard also encompasses the effects of the natural and induced environments to which materials used for space applications can be subjected.

This Standard defines requirements for the establishment of the required mechanical and physical properties of the materials including the effects of the environmental conditions, material selection, procurement, production and verification.

Verification includes destructive and non-destructive testmethods.Material procurement and control is closely related to required quality assurance procedures and detailed references to ECSS-Q-70 are made.

When viewed from the perspective of a specific project context, the requirements defined in this Standard should be tailored tomatch the genuine requirements of a particular profile and circumstances of a project.

NOTE: Tailoring is a process by which individual requirements of specifications, standards and related documents are evaluated, and made applicable to a specific project by selection, and in some exceptional cases, modification of existing or addition of new requirements.