Usually, the source of data on a telecommand space data link is located on the ground and the receiver is located in space. However, the Standard may also be used for space-to-space telecommand data links.
Further provisions and guidance on the application of this standard can be found, respectively, in the following documents:
- The higher level standard ECSS-E-ST-50 “Communications”, 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-50 “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.
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This Standard cancels and replaces ECSS-E-50-04A (14 Nov 2007).