DIN Standards Committee Aerospace
DIN EN 16603-35
Space engineering - Propulsion general requirements; English version EN 16603-35:2014
Raumfahrttechnik - Antrieb, allgemeine Anforderungen und Grundsätze; Englische Fassung EN 16603-35:2014
This standard defines the regulatory aspects that apply to the elements and processes of liquid propulsion for launch vehicles and spacecraft and electric propulsion for spacecraft. The common requirements for the three types of space propulsion are set out in the ECSS-E-ST-35 document. The specific requirements for each type of propulsion are given in ECSS-E-ST-35-01, ECSS-E-ST-35-02 and ECSS-E-ST-35-03. These standards specify the activities to be performed in the engineering of these propulsion systems and their applicability. They define the requirements for the engineering aspects: functional, physical, environmental and operational requirements as well as quality factors and verification. Other forms of propulsion (for example nuclear, nuclear-electric, solar-thermal and hybrid propulsion) are not presently covered in this edition of the standard. This standard applies to all types of space propulsion systems used in space applications, including: liquid and electric propulsion for spacecraft; solid propulsion for launch vehicles and spacecraft; liquid propulsion for launch vehicles. This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristics and constraints of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00.