ECSS-Q-40B Safety (17 May 2002)

This Standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-Q-ST-40C (6 March 2009).


This Standard defines the safety programme and the technical safety requirements that are implemented in order to comply with the ECSS safety policy as defined in ECSS-Q-00. It is intended to protect flight and ground personnel, the launch vehicle, associated payloads, ground support equipment, the general public, public and private property, and the environment from hazards associated with European space systems.

The ECSS safety policy is applied by implementing a system safety programme, supported by risk assessment, which can be summarized as follows:


This Standard cancels and replaces ECSS-Q-40A (19 April 1996).