Further provisions and guidance on the application of this standard can be found, respectively, in the following publications:
- The higher level standard ECSS-E-50B, Communications General Requirements, which defines the principle characteristics of communication protocols and related services for all communication layers relevant for space communication (physical- to application-layer), and their basic relationship to each other.
- The handbook ECSS-E-HB-50A, Communications guidelines, which provides information about specific implementation characteristics of these protocols in order to support the choice of a certain communications profile for the specific requirements of a space mission.
Users of this present standard are invited to consult these documents before taking decisions on the implementation of the present one.
When viewed from the perspective of a specific project context, the requirements defined in this Standard should be tailored to match the genuine requirements of a particular profile and circumstances of a project.
NOTE: Tailoring is a process by which individual requirements or 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.