ECSS-E-10-04A, SPACE ENGINEERING: SPACE ENVIRONMENT (21-JAN-2000)
ECSS-E-10-04A, SPACE ENGINEERING: SPACE ENVIRONMENT (21-JAN-2000)., This Standard applies to all product types which exist or operate in space and defines
the natural environment for all space regimes. It also defines general models
and rules for determining the local induced environment.
Project-specific or project-class-specific acceptance criteria, analysis methods or
procedures are not defined.
The natural space environment of a given item is that set of environmental conditions
defined by the external physical world for the given mission (e.g. atmosphere,
meteoroids and energetic particle radiation). The induced space environment
is that set of environmental conditions created or modified by the presence
or operation of the item and its mission (e.g. contamination, secondary radiations
and spacecraft charging). The space environment also contains elements which
are induced by the execution of other space activities (e.g. debris and contamination).