Eclipse (software suite)

ECLIPSE ( ECSS Compliant Toolkit for Information and Projects Support of Enterprises in Space) is a suite of software applications, designed for use in aerospace projects and mission teams in managing their CM / QA / PA / PM activities. [1]

The ECLIPSE developer says that ECLIPSE provides its users with straightforward path to compliance with ECSS standards.

ECLIPSE was a member of the Canadian Space Agency.

  • International Space System Engineering Conference , 1 to 4 June 2010, Budapest, Hungary [2]
  • ESA Knowledge Management Conference , 21 to 23 June 2010, European Space Operations Center (ESOC), Darmstadt, Germany [3 ]

Currently the European Space Agency ( ESA ) [5] and members of the European Aerospace Industry. [6] [7]


ECLIPSE supports the following activities:

  • Document Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Action Management
  • Risk Management
  • Non-Conformance Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Product Insurance
  • project management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Technology Management


ECLIPSE contains the following modules:

Acronym Module Name Purpose
AIM Action Items Manager Create and track progress of action itemsRepository for actions created by other ECLIPSE modules (eg DCCM and eRID)
DAB Database Application Builder Support most business processes of Managerial, Financial, Contractual or Engineering
DASH Dashboard Manager Upload and administer dashboard reports
DCMC Document Configuration and Change Management Review, approve, configure and distribute documentsWhere applicable, complies with standard ECSS M-ST-10C. [8]
EEA Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical Database Manage EEE partsManage and review related Declared Components Lists (DCLs). Where applicable, complies with standard ECSS Q-ST-60C. [9]
ICMDB Industry Capability Mapping Database Manage information about organizations, their products and services( KPIs ) of products and services.
JAIL Java Authentication LDAP Interface Centralised user authentication and management across all ECLIPSE modules
MyEclipse My ECLIPSE Management of personalized document distribution groups
eNCTS Nonconformance (NC) Tracking System Using a product tree structure, identify, progress and close nonconformancesShare NC data with other organization’s NC tools, via XML Interface.

Where applicable, complies with standard ECSS Q-ST-10-09C. [10]

WFP Project Administration Module Manage user accounts, profiles, and permissions
ERID Review Items of Discrepancy Prepare, configure, manage and control project and mission documentation reviews.Where applicable, complies with standard ECSS M-ST-10-01C. [11]
eRISK Risk Management Identify and assess risks.Identify actions to mitigate risks. Where applicable, complies with standard ECSS M-ST-80C. [12]


  1. Jump up^ “IT for Space Systems: A Project-Oriented View of IT in Space Projects”(PDF) . BCS. 2010-04-28 . Retrieved 2011-06-22 .
  2. Jump up^ “International Space System Engineering Conference” . DASIA 2010.
  3. Jump up^ “ESA Knowledge Management Conference 2010” . ESA. 2010-06-23 . Retrieved 2011-06-22 .
  4. Jump up^ “ECLIPSE Software Toolset” . Sapienza. 2010-06-21 . Retrieved 2011-06-22 .
  5. Jump up^ “More space projects using ESA non-conformance tracking tool” . ESA.
  6. Jump up^ “Sapienza Consulting releases the ECLIPSE software suite to the space market” . Sapienza. 2010-11-09 . Retrieved 2011-05-27 .
  7. Jump up^ “ECLIPSE Software Suite Release” . KTN. 2010-11-09 . Retrieved 2011-05-27 .
  8. Jump up^ “ECSS-M-ST-10C Rev.1 – Project planning and implementation” . ECSS 2012.
  9. Jump up^ “ECSS-Q-ST-60C – Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Components . ECSS 2012.
  10. Jump up^ “ECSS-Q-ST-10-09C – Nonconformance control system” . ECSS 2012.
  11. Jump up^ “ECSS-M-ST-10-01C – Organization and conduct of reviews” . ECSS 2012.
  12. Jump up^ “ECSS-M-ST-80C – Risk Management” . ECSS 2012.

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