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ESCIES – European Space Components Information Exchange System

The European Space Components Information Exchange System (ESCIES) establish an information exchange system on component data with access available to all European users.

ESCIES aims to systematically collect and make available this data to the European space component community.

Large companies have built up databases through their role as a prime contractor. However, medium and small-scale companies, of which there are many in Europe, should have access to such tools and to this knowledge base as well.

The data and information to be considered as part of the system are those related to Procurement, Alerts, Radiation, Quality Assurance, control and usage of Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Components for space projects.component standards (ESCC, EPPL etc.).

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ESCC Specifications The ESCC system for the specification, qualification and procurement of EEE parts for use in Space programmes is operated under the auspices of the Space Components Steering Board (SCSB), the preeminent ESCC body.

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ESCC QPL – Qualified Parts List (REP 005)
This document contains the a Qualified Components List (QPL) of components qualified to the rules of the ESCC System and are intended for use in ESA and other spacecraft and associated equipment in accordance with the requirements of the ECSS Standard ESCC-Q-ST-60.

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ESCC QML – Qualified Manufacturers List (REP 006)
This document contains the Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) certified by the European Space Agency for technology flows to the rules of the ESCC system with principle reference to ESCC

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The ESCC EPPL (European Preferred Parts List) is divided into two parts:
– Part I components have sufficient data to permit their use without any special provision, on condition that they meet the application requirements.
– Part II components have minimum evaluation data demonstrating capability to satisfy Space-application requirements, but additional testing effort may be necessary to satisfy specific programme requirements.Last version link on ESCIES
ESCC HPCL – Hybrid Process Capability Approval List (REP 008)
The ESCC Executive publishes a list of active and valid Process Capability Approval Certificates for manufacturing Lines of Hybrid Microcircuits, the ESCC HPCL (Hybrid Process Capability Approval List).

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ECSS and ESA PSS Standards


Component, Material and Processes Related ECSS and ESA PSS Standards

You may download all ECSS Standards via the website  after registration

For istance, ECSS-Q-ST-60 standard for Space Product Assurance defines the requirements for selection, control, procurement and usage of Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Components for space projects.
This standard differentiates between three classes of components through three different sets of standardization requirements for three levels of trade-off between assurance and risk.

The highest assurance and lowest risk is provided by class 1 and the lowest assurance and highest risk by class 3.

Procurement costs are typically highest for class 1 and lowest for class 3.

ECSS-Q-ST-60C EEE Components
ECSS Q-ST-60-02C ASIC and FPGA development
ECSS-Q-ST-60-05C Generic procurement requirements for hybrids
ECSS-Q-ST-60-12C Design, selection, procurement and use of die form monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs)
ECSS-Q-ST-60-13C Commercial electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) components
ECSS-Q-ST-60-14C Relifing procedure – EEE Components
ECSS-Q-ST-60-15C Radiation Hardness Assurance – EEE Components

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