ECSS-E-ST-10-09C – Reference coordinate system (31 July 2008)


The objective of the Coordinate Systems Standard is to define the requirements related to the various coordinate systems, as well as their related mutual inter-relationships and transformations, which are used for mission definition, engineering, verification, operations and output data processing of a space system and its elements.

This Standard aims at providing a practical, space-focused implementation of Coordinate Systems, developing a set of definitions and requirements. These constitute a common reference or “checklist” of maximum utility for organising and conducting the system engineering activities of a space system project or for participating as customer or supplier at any level of system decomposition.

This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristics and constraints of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00.


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