Superseded ECSS Standards

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Note that all the following documents have been superseded by a newer version.

  1. ECSS-E-00A Policy and principles (19 April 1996)
  2. ECSS-E-10 Part 1B: System engineering – Part 1: Requirements and process (18 November 2004)
  3. ECSS-E-10 Part 6A – System engineering – Part 6: Functional and technical specifications (9 January 2004)
  4. ECSS-E-10 Part 6A Rev.1: Space engineering – System engineering – Part 6: Functional and technical specifications (31 October 2005)
  5. ECSS-E-10 Part 7A: Space engineering – System engineering – Part 7: Product data exchange
  6. ECSS-E-10-02A Verification (17 November 1998)
  7. ECSS-E-10-03A – Testing (15 February 2002)
  8. ECSS-E-10-04A – Space environment (21 January 2000)
  9. ECSS-E-10-05A – Functional analysis (13 April 1999)
  10. ECSS-E-10A System engineering (19 April 1996)
  11. ECSS-E-20-01A – Multipaction design and test (5 May 2003)
  12. ECSS-E-20A – Electrical and electronic (4 October 1999)
  13. ECSS-E-30 Part 1A – Mechanical – Part 1: Thermal control (25 April 2000)
  14. ECSS-E-30 Part 2A – Mechanical – Part 2: Structural (25 April 2000).
  15. ECSS-E-30 Part 3A – Mechanical — Part 3: Mechanisms (25 April 2000)
  16. ECSS-E-30 Part 3A Mechanical – Part 3 Mechanisms (25 April 2000)
  17. ECSS-E-30 Part 4A – Mechanical – Part 4: Environmental control and life support (5 August 2005)
  18. ECSS-E-30 Part 5.1A: Mechanical – Part 5.1: Liquid and electric propulsion for spacecraft (2 April 2002)
  19. ECSS-E-30 Part 6A – Mechanical — Part 6: Pyrotechnics (25 April 2000)
  20. ECSS-E-30 Part 7A – Mechanical – Part 7: Mechanical parts (25 April 2000)
  21. ECSS-E-30 Part 8A – Mechanical – Part 8: Materials (25 April 2000)
  22. ECSS-E-30-01A Fracture control (13 April 1999)
  23. ECSS-E-30-11A – Modal survey assessment ECSS (20 September 2005)
  24. ECSS-E-33-11A – Explosive systems and devices (17 April 2008)
  25. ECSS-E-40 Part 1B: Space engineering – Software – Part 1: Principles and requirements (28 November 2003)
  26. ECSS-E-40 Part 2B: Software – Part 2: Document requirements definitions (DRDs) (31 March 2005)
  27. ECSS-E-40A – Software (13 April 1999)
  28. ECSS-E-50 Part 1A: Communications – Part 1: Principles and operations (20 October 2003)
  29. ECSS-E-50 Part 2A – Communications – Part 2: Document requirements definitions (DRDs) (4 July 2005)
  30. ECSS-E-50-01A – Space data links – Telemetry synchronization and channel coding (6 November 2007)
  31. ECSS-E-50-02A – Ranging and Doppler tracking (24 November 2005)
  32. ECSS-E-50-03A – Space data links – Telemetry transfer frame protocol (6 November 2007)
  33. ECSS-E-50-04A – Space data links – Telecommand protocols, synchronization and channel coding (14 November 2007)
  34. ECSS-E-50-05A – Radio frequency and modulation (24 January 2003)
  35. ECSS-E-50-12A – SpaceWire – Links, nodes, routers and networks (24 January 2003)
  36. ECSS-E-50-14A: Space engineering – Spacecraft discrete interfaces (19 December 2007)
  37. ECSS-E-60A: Space engineering – Control engineering (14 September 2004)
  38. ECSS-E-70 Part 1A Ground systems and operations – Part 1: Principles and requirements (25 April 2000)
  39. ECSS-E-70 Part 2A Ground systems and operations – Part 2: Document requirements definitions (DRDs) (24 April 2000)
  40. ECSS-E-70-11A – Space segment operability (5 August 2005)
  41. ECSS-E-70-31A – Ground systems and operations – Monitoring and control data definition (9 October 2007)
  42. ECSS-E-70-32A – Test and operations procedure language (24 April 2006)
  43. ECSS-E-70-41A – Ground systems and operations – Telemetry and telecommand packet utilization (30 January 2003)
  44. ECSS-E-ST-10C – System engineering general requirements (6 March 2009)
  45. ECSS-E-ST-20-07C – Electromagnetic compatibility (31 July 2008)
  46. ECSS-E-ST-20-08C – Photovoltaic assemblies and components (31 July 2008)
  47. ECSS-E-ST-31-02C – Two-phase heat transport equipment (12 December 2012)
  48. ECSS-E-ST-32-01C – Fracture control (15 November 2008)
  49. ECSS-E-ST-32-02C – Structural design and verification of pressurized hardware (31 July 2008)
  50. ECSS-E-ST-32-08C – Materials
  51. ECSS-E-ST-32-10C – Reliability based mechanical factors of safety (31 July 2008)
  52. ECSS-E-ST-32C – Structural general requirements (31 July 2008)
  53. ECSS-E-ST-33-01C – Mechanisms (6 March 2009)
  54. ECSS-E-ST-33-11C – Explosive systems and devices (31 July 2008)
  55. ECSS-E-ST-35-06C – Cleanliness requirements for spacecraft propulsion components, subsystems and systems
  56. ECSS-E-ST-35C – Propulsion general requirements (15 November 2008)
  57. ECSS-E-ST-50-05C – Radio frequency and modulation (31 July 2008)
  58. ECSS-E-ST-50-05C Rev.1 – Radio frequency and modulation (6 March 2009)
  59. ECSS-E-ST-60-20C – Star sensor terminology and performance specification
  60. ECSS-M-00-02A Tailoring of space standards (25 April 2000)
  61. ECSS-M-00-03A – Risk management (25 April 2000)
  62. ECSS-M-00-03B Risk management (16 August 2004)
  63. ECSS-M-00A Policy and principles (19 April 1996)
  64. ECSS-M-00B Policy and principles (29 August 2003)
  65. ECSS-M-10A Project breakdown structures (19 April 1996)
  66. ECSS-M-10B Project breakdown structures (13 June 2003)
  67. ECSS-M-20A Project organisation (19 April 1996)
  68. ECSS-M-20B Project organization (13 June 2003)
  69. ECSS-M-30-01A Organization and conduct of reviews (1 September 1999)
  70. ECSS-M-30A Project phasing and planning (19 April 1996)
  71. ECSS-M-40A Configuration management (19 April 1996)
  72. ECSS-M-40B Configuration Management (20 May 2005)
  73. ECSS-M-50A Information-documentation management (19 April 1996)
  74. ECSS-M-50B – Information/documentation management (11 May 2007)
  75. ECSS-M-60A Cost and schedule management (19 April 1996)
  76. ECSS-M-60B – Cost and schedule management (26 June 2006)
  77. ECSS-M-ST-10C – Project planning and implementation (31 July 2008)
  78. ECSS-M-ST-40C – Configuration and information management (31 July 2008)
  79. ECSS-Q-00A – Policy and Principles (19 April 1996)
  80. ECSS-Q-20-04A – Critical-item control (31 March 2005)
  81. ECSS-Q-20-07A Quality assurance for test centres (31July2002)
  82. ECSS-Q-20-09A – Nonconformance control sytsem (14 October 1997)
  83. ECSS-Q-20-09B – Nonconformance control system (8 March 2002)
  84. ECSS-Q-20A – Quality assurance (19 April 1996)
  85. ECSS-Q-20B – Quality assurance (8 March 2002)
  86. ECSS-Q-30-01A – Worst case circuit performance analysys (31 March 2005)
  87. ECSS-Q-30-02A Failure modes, effect and criticality analysis (FMECA) (7 September 2001)
  88. ECSS-Q-30-08A – Components reliability data sources and their use (16 January 2006)
  89. ECSS-Q-30-09A – Availability analysis (7 December 2005)
  90. ECSS-Q-30-11A – Derating – EEE components (24 April 2006)
  91. ECSS-Q-30A – Dependability (19 April 1996)
  92. ECSS-Q-30B -Dependability (8 March 2002)
  93. ECSS-Q-40-02A – Hazard analysis (14 February 2003)
  94. ECSS-Q-40-04A Part 1 – Sneak analysis – Part 1 Method and procedure (14 October 1997)
  95. ECSS-Q-40-04A Part 2 Sneak analysis – Part 2 Clue list (14 October 1997)
  96. ECSS-Q-40-12A Fault tree analysis (14 October 1997)
  97. ECSS-Q-40A – Safety (19 April 1996)
  98. ECSS-Q-40B Safety (17 May 2002)
  99. ECSS-Q-60-01A – European preferred parts list (EPPL) and its management (4 October 1999)
  100. ECSS-Q-60-02A – ASIC and FPGA development (17 July 2007)
  101. ECSS-Q-60-05A: Generic procurement requirements for hybrid microcircuits (7 April 2006)
  102. ECSS-Q-60-11A – Derating and end-of-life parameter drifts — EEE components (7 September 2004)
  103. ECSS-Q-60-12A: Space product assurance – Design, selection, procurement and use of die form monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) – (25 August 2006)
  104. ECSS-Q-60A – Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Components (19 April 1996)
  105. ECSS-Q-60B: Electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) components (17 July 2007)
  106. ECSS-Q-70-01A – Cleanliness and contamination control (11 December 2002)
  107. ECSS-Q-70-02A – Thermal vacuum outgassing test for the screening of space materials (26 May 2000)
  108. ECSS-Q-70-03A – Black-anodizing of metals with inorganic dyes (7 April 2006)
  109. ECSS-Q-70-04A – Thermal cycling test for the screening of space materials and processes (4 October 1999)
  110. ECSS-Q-70-05A: Detection of organic contamination of surfaces by infrared spectroscopy (31 August 2005)
  111. ECSS-Q-70-07A Verification and approval of automatic machine wave soldering (20 January 1998)
  112. ECSS-Q-70-08A The manual soldering of high-reliability electrical connections (06 August 1999)
  113. ECSS-Q-70-09A – Space product assurance – Measurements of thermo-optical properties of thermal control materials (29 August 2003)
  114. ECSS-Q-70-10A – Qualification of printed circuit boards (23 November 2001)
  115. ECSS-Q-70-11A – Procurement of printed circuit boards (23 November 2001)
  116. ECSS-Q-70-13A – Measurement of the peel and pull-off strength of coatings and finishes using pressure-sensitive tapes (4 October 1999)
  117. ECSS-Q-70-18A – Preparation, assembly and mounting of RF coaxial cables (31 August 2001)
  118. ECSS-Q-70-20A Determination of the susceptibility of silver-plated copper wire and cable to “red-plague” corrosion (19 December 2000)
  119. ECSS-Q-70-21A – Flammability testing for the screening of space materials (4 October 1999)
  120. ECSS-Q-70-22A – The control of limited shelf-life materials (21 January 2000)
  121. ECSS-Q-70-25A – The application of the black coating Aeroglaze Z306 (30 July 1999)
  122. ECSS-Q-70-26A – Crimping of high-reliability electrical connections (13 February 2001)
  123. ECSS-Q-70-28A – Repair and modification of printed circuit board assemblies for space use (21 June 2002)
  124. ECSS-Q-70-29A – The determination of off-gassing products from materials and assembled articles to be used in a manned space vehicle crew compartment (30 July 1999)
  125. ECSS-Q-70-30A – Wire-wrapping of high-reliability electrical connections (4 October 1999)
  126. ECSS-Q-70-33A – The application of the thermal control paint PYROLAC PSG 120FD (30 July 1999)
  127. ECSS-Q-70-34A – The application of the black electrically conductive coating Aeroglaze H322 (30 July 1999)
  128. ECSS-Q-70-35A – The application of the black electrically conductive coating Aeroglaze L300 (30 July 1999)
  129. ECSS-Q-70-36A – Material selection for controlling stress-corrosion cracking (20 January 1998)
  130. ECSS-Q-70-37A – Determination of the susceptibility of metals to stress-corrosion cracking (20 January 1998)
  131. ECSS-Q-70-38A – High-reliability soldering for surface-mount and mixed technology (26 October 2007)
  132. ECSS-Q-70-38A Rev.1 – High-reliability soldering for surface-mount and mixed technology (5 December 2007)
  133. ECSS-Q-70-45A – Standard methods for mechanical testing of metallic materials (29 August 2003)
  134. ECSS-Q-70-46A – Space product assurance – Requirements for manufacturing and procurement of threaded fasteners (13 February 2004)
  135. ECSS-Q-70-71A – Space product assurance – Data for selection of space materials and processes (27 February 2004)
  136. ECSS-Q-70-71A Rev.1 – Space product assurance – Data for selection of space materials and processes (18 June 2004)
  137. ECSS-Q-70A – Materials, Mechanical Parts & Processes (19 April 1996)
  138. ECSS-Q-70B – Materials, mechanical parts and processes (14 December 2004)
  139. ECSS-Q-80A – Software product assurance (19 April 1996)
  140. ECSS-Q-80B – Software product assurance (10 October 2003)
  141. ECSS-Q-ST-10C – Product assurance management (15 November 2008)
  142. ECSS-Q-ST-20C – Quality assurance (15 November 2008)
  143. ECSS-Q-ST-30-11C – Derating – EEE components (31 July 2008)
  144. ECSS-Q-ST-30C – Dependability (6 March 2009)
  145. ECSS-Q-ST-40C – Safety (6 March 2009)
  146. ECSS-Q-ST-60-05C – Generic requirements for hybrids (31 July 2008)
  147. ECSS-Q-ST-60C – Electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) components (31 July 2008)
  148. ECSS-Q-ST-60C Rev.1 – Electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) components (6 March 2009)
  149. ECSS-Q-ST-70-13C – Measurement of the peel and pull-off strength of coatings and finishes using pressure-sensitive tapes (15 November 2008)
  150. ECSS-Q-ST-70-26C – Crimping of high-reliability electrical connections (31 July 2008)
  151. ECSS-Q-ST-70-38C – High-reliability soldering for surface mount and mixed technology (31 July 2008)
  152. ECSS-Q-ST-70-46C – Requirements for manufacturing and procurement of threaded fasteners (31 July 2008)
  153. ECSS-Q-ST-70C – Materials, mechanical parts and processes (6 March 2009)
  154. ECSS-Q-ST-80C – Software product assurance (6 March 2009)