ECSS-E-70-32A – Test and operations procedure language (24 April 2006)

This Standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-E-ST-70-32C (31 July 2008).


This Standard specifies:

  • The capabilities of the language used for the definition of procedures for space system testing and operations.
  • The PLUTO language.

Clause 4 defines the context in which procedures operate.

Clause 5 contains the requirements for the procedure language.

Annex A specifies the PLUTO language. This includes:

  • The “building blocks” that constitute procedures and the role that each of these building blocks plays in achieving the overall objectives of the procedure.
  • The dynamic aspects of procedures i.e. the execution logic of each building block and execution relationships between these blocks.
  • The syntax and semantics of the language itself.

Annex B specifies the engineering units to be supported by the procedure language.

Annex C specifies the mathematical, time and string functions to be supported by the procedure language.