ECSS-E-60A: Space engineering – Control engineering (14 September 2004)

With the publication of ECSS-E-ST-60-30C “Space engineering – Satellite attitude and orbit control system (AOCS) requirements” (30 August 2013) this Standard (ECSS-E-60A) has been withdrawn.


This Standard deals with control systems developed as part of a space project. It is applicable to all the elements of a space system, including the space segment, the ground segment and the launch service segment.

The standard covers all aspects of space control engineering including requirements definition, analysis, design, production, verification and validation, transfer, operations and maintenance.

It defines the scope of the space control engineering process and its interfaces with management and product assurance, and explains how they apply to the control engineering process.

When viewed from the perspective of a specific project context, the requirements specified in this Standard should be tailored to match 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, modifications of existing or addition of new requirements. [ECSS-M-00-02A, Clause 3]