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This page provides access to the standards for use in all European space activities. It contains, basically, links to: the ECSS system (European Cooperation for Space Standardisation), the ESA/SCC Specification System (System for the specification, qualification and procurement of EEE components for use in Space programmes).


ECSS Standards

The European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS) is an initiative established to develop a coherent, single set of user-friendly standards for use in all European space activities.


European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) The ECSL was founded in 1989 on the initiative of the European Space Agency. Its objectives are the improvement in space law research, education and practice in Europe.

CCSDS Recommendations

The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) is an international voluntary consensus organization of space agencies and industrial associates interested in mutually developing standard data handling techniques to support space research, including space science and applications.

ISO Standards

The International Standards Organization Standards (ISO) catalogue.

IEEE Standards

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards.


The European Space Components Information Exchange System (ESCIES) is a repository for EEE parts information hosted by ESA, on behalf of the Space Components Steering Board, as part of the European Space Components Coordination.

EPPL Listing

The European Preferred Parts List (EPPL) is a list of preferred and suitable components to be used by European manufacturers of spacecraft hardware and associated equipment.

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