This Standard has been discontinued and its content in now covered by ECSS-M-ST-40C (31 July 2008).
The scope of this Standard is to describe the processes and to define the requirements for the management of information/documentation within space programmes and projects.
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 the 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 programme or project by selection and, in some exceptional cases, modification of existing or addition of new requirements.
Defence information and documentation are not part of the Scope of this Standard.
This Standard cancelled and replaced ECSS-M-50A (19 April 1996).