ECSS-U-ST-20C – Space sustainability – Planetary protection (1 August 2019)


This standard contains planetary protection requirements, including:

  • Planetary protection management requirements;
  • Technical planetary protection requirements for robotic and human missions (forward and backward contamination);
  • Planetary protection requirements related to procedures;
  • Document Requirements Descriptions (DRD) and their relation to the respective reviews.


This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristic and constraints of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00.



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