This standard establishes the electromagnetic compatibility
requirements for space systems, including frequency management, and
the related requirements for the electrical and electronic
equipment used in space systems. It also includes requirements
designed to establish an effective ground reference for the
installed equipment and designed to inhibit adverse electrostatic
effects. The purposes of this standard are:
a. To define minimum performance requirements for
b. To identify the system relationships pertinent to
c. To identify requirements for system and equipment engineering
designed to enable achieving compatibility in a timely,
predictable, and economical manner.
d. To define requirements for equipment and system tests and
analyses to demonstrate compliance with this standard.
The requirements covered by this standard apply to launch and
space vehicles plus the associated grounds airborne, or spaceborne
operational and support elements of the space system. It applies to
new and modified or redesigned equipment or systems, and to
existing equipment used in new applications. Equipment requirements
are separately stated for vehicle and ground applications.
Provisions for program peculiar compatibility requirements enable
its use for systems which were originally developed and qualified
to conform to other similar standards. This standard does not apply
to the facilities which house the ground system segments of space
systems (see MIL-STD-1542). Further information on the application
of this standard is given in Appendix A.
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