Documentation Management & Control is dedicated to the coordination and monitoring of documents’ flow (storage, retrieval, distribution) in a controlled and efficient way, which ensures accessibility to authorized personnel whenever required. This activity is vital, especially for projects where multiple companies are involved, as it enables information contained in documents to be available on-time. Documentation management provides capabilities and regulations for establishing and handling of all project documentation to assure an authorized preparation, update, storage and delivery based on CM (Configuration Management) controlled procedures independent on the medium on which the information is recorded.

The Documentation Management and Control activities are performed through ECLIPSE (ECSS Compliant Toolset for Information and Projects Support of Enterprises in Space), a suite of software applications, intended for use by aerospace projects and mission teams in managing their CM/QA/PA/PM activities.