ECSS-P-00A – Standardization policy (4 April 2000) – Superseded version

This Standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-P-00C (22 March 2013).




This document states the objectives, policy, management and documentation architecture for the establishment of a coherent set of standards for space application, created through the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS system).

It further defines the process of establishing, implementing, maintaining and withdrawal of this set of standards referred to as ECSS Standards.

ECSS Standards covered by this document may be prepared for space projects and applications, within the following categories:

  • project management requirements;
  • requirements for design, development, manufacturing, verification and operational activities applied to space systems and their constituent parts;
  • Product Assurance requirements and methods;
  • interface requirements, for information relating to space systems and activities, transmitted between organizations.

ECSS Standards include specifications, guidelines, manuals, handbooks and procedures. In general, all documents released by ECSS are referred to as standards.