The standard specifies requirements to ensure safe handling, storage, transportation of space segment hardware, including associated items to avoid degradation from integration up to launch.
The standard is applicable to: Space systems, Space segments, Assembled Spacecraft, Space segment elements, Spacecraft Modules, space segment subsystems, space segment equipment, partly manufactured space segment equipment. Intended programs are all space programs and target users all space hardware suppliers and customers.
The standard does not cover obsolescence management issues.
This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristic and constrains of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00.
NOTE This standard is applicable to GSE, when mentioned in the different clauses of this standard.