ESA PSS documents for download (PSS-04 to -08 Series)

The following scanned versions of the ESA PSS specifications are made available for free download.

NOTE: Neither ESA nor the ECSS Executive Secretariat take any responsibility for the correctness or completeness of these scanned versions of the documents.

The following document is the latest list of ESA PSS documents. It contains next to the published PSS specifications also several documents that were planned to be published. Due to the start of the ECSS System in 1996 the production of ESA PSS documents was stopped.

List of ESA PSS-numbers-allocated (4 March 1996)


Several of the ESA PSS specifications were scanned and are available for download:

–> Please contact the ECSS Executive Secretariat about availability of scanned versions of these old ESA PSS specifications.


ESA PSS Specification Title Issue and date of publication Topic now covered by ECSS
PSS-04-0 Space Data Communications Issue 1, March 1991 Superseded by ECSS-E-ST-50
PSS-04-103 Telemetry Channel Coding Standard Issue 1, September 1989 Superseded by ECSS-E-ST-50-01
PSS-04-104 Ranging Standard – Volume 1: Direct Ground to Spacecraft Ranging Issue 2, March 1991 Superseded by ECSS-E-ST-50-02
PSS-04-105 Radio Frequency and Modulation Standard Issue 1, December 1989 Superseded by ECSS-E-ST-50-05
PSS-04-106 Packet Telemetry Standard Issue 1, January 1988 Superseded by ECSS-E-ST-50-03
PSS-04-107 Packet Telecommand Standard Issue 2, April 1992 Superseded by ECSS-E-ST-50-04
PSS-04-151 Telecommand Decoder Specification Issue 1, September 1993



ESA PSS Specification Title Issue and date of publication Topic now covered by ECSS
PSS-05-0 Software Engineering Standards Issue 2, February 1991 Superseded by ECSS-E-ST-40
PSS-05-01 Guide to the Software Engineering Standards Issue 1, October 1991
PSS-05-02 Guide to the User Requirements Definition Phase Issue 1, October 1991
PSS-05-03 Guide to the Software Requirements Definition Phase Issue 1, October 1991
PSS-05-04 Guide To The Software Architectural Design Phase Issue 1, January 1992
PSS-05-05 Guide to the Software Detailed Design and Production Phase Issue 1, May 1992
PSS-05-06 Guide to the Software Transfer Phase Issue 1, October 1994
PSS-05-07 Guide to the Software Operations and Maintenance Phase Issue 1, December 1994
PSS-05-08 Guide to Software Project Management Issue 1, June 1994
PSS-05-09 Guide to Software Configuration Management Issue 1, November 1992
PSS-05-10 Guide to Software Verification and Validation Issue 1, February 1994
PSS-05-11 Guide to Software Quality Assurance Issue 1, July 1993 Superseded by ECSS-Q-ST-80


Electronic ground support and check-out equipment
ESA PSS Specifiaction Title Issue and date of publication Topic now covered by ECSS
PSS-07-0 Ground Segment Infrastructure Standard Issue 1, March 1992 Superseded by ECSS-E-ST-70
ESA-PSS-07-101_Issue1(May1994) Packet Utilisation Standard Issue 1, May 1994 Superseded by ECSS-E-70-41