ECSS-E-30 Part 2A – Mechanical – Part 2: Structural (25 April 2000).

This standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-E-ST-32C (31 July 2008).


Part 2 of ECSS-E-30 in the engineering branch of ECSS Standards defines the mechanical engineering requirements for structural engineering.

This Standard defines the requirements to be considered in all engineering aspects of structures: requirementdefinition and specification, design, development, verification, production, in-service and eventual disposal.

The Standard applies to all general structural subsystemaspects of space products and in particular:Launch vehicles, transfer vehicles, re-entry vehicles, spacecraft, landing probes and rovers, sounding rockets, payloads and instruments, structural parts of all subsytems.

When viewed from the perspective of a specific project context, the requirements defined in this Standard should be tailored tomatch the genuine requirements of a particular profile and circumstances of a project.

NOTE: Tailoring is a process by which individual requirements of specifications, standards and related documents are evaluated, and made applicable to a specific project by selection, and in some exceptional cases, modification of existing or addition of new requirements.