This Standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-E-ST-32-01C (15 Nov 2008).
This Standard specifies the fracture control requirements to be imposed on space systems.
The requirements contained in this Standard, when implemented, also satisfy the requirements applicable to the NASA STS and ISS as defined in the NASA document NSTS 1700.7 (incl. the ISS Addendum). Since this Standard and the NASA document NSTS 1700.7 (incl. the ISS Addendum) are subject to different independent approval authorities, and recognizing that possible changes to documents may occur in the future, the user of this Standard is advised to confirm the current status.
The definitions used in this Standard are based on ECSS nomenclature and are given in clause 3. The NASA nomenclature differs in some cases from that used by ECSS. When STS–specific requirements and nomenclature are included, they are identified as such.