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All publications Blue, Magenta, Green, and Yellow are in Numerical Order below. Sliver Books are not contained in this list.
CCSDS Experimental Specification (Orange Books) indicates that it is part of a research or development effort based on prospective requirements, and as such it is not considered a Standards Track document. Experimental Recommendations are intended to demonstrate technical feasibility in anticipation of a 'hard' requirement that has not yet emerged. Experimental work may be rapidly transferred onto the Standards Track should a hard requirement emerge in the future.
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Currently 169 Books Listed
Формирование обобщённых данных. Orange Book. Issue 1. July 2015.
Эта Экспериментальная Спецификация CCSDS определяет технологию формирования обобщённых данных на основе использования данных, полученных из различных каналов разнесения.
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Lossless Data Compression. Green Book. Issue 3. April 2013.
This Report presents a summary of the key operational concepts and rationale underlying the requirements for the CCSDS Recommended Standard for Lossless Data Compression. Supporting performance information along with illustrations are also included. This Report also provides a broad tutorial overview of the CCSDS Lossless Data Compression algorithm and is aimed at helping first-time readers to understand the Recommended Standard. The current issue updates material affected by revision of the Lossless Data Compression Blue Book.
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Image Data Compression. Green Book. Issue 2. February 2015.
This Informational Report presents a summary of the key operational concepts and rationale which underlie the requirements for the CCSDS Recommended Standard, Image Data Compression (CCSDS 122.0-B-1). Supporting performance information along with illustrations are also included. This report provides a broad tutorial overview of the CCSDS Image Data Compression algorithm and is aimed at helping first-time readers to understand the Recommended Standard.
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Lossless Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Compression. Green Book. Issue 1. December 2015.
This Informational Report presents a summary of the key operational concepts and rationale that underlie the requirements for the CCSDS Recommended Standard for Lossless Multispectral & Hyperspectral Image Compression, CCSDS 123.0-B-1, and provides a broad tutorial overview of algorithm.
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Lossless Data Compression. Blue Book. Issue 2. April 2012.
This Recommended Standard defines a source-coding data-compression algorithm and specifies how data compressed using the algorithm are inserted into source packets for retrieval and decoding. Issue 2: - increases the allowed values of block length J from {8, 16} to {8, 16, 32, 64}; - increases the maximum allowed value of the reference sample interval r from 256 to 4096; - allows the use of a restricted set of code options - defines a new subfield of the Source Configuration Field of the optional Compression Identification packet; - adds guidance for selection of code option when two or more code options gave the same performance for a block; - updates nomenclature subsection; - clarifies some text; - adds a dedication to Warner Miller.
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Image Data Compression. Blue Book. Issue 2. September 2017.
This Recommended Standard defines an image-data compression algorithm applicable to digital data from payload instruments and specifies means to control compression rate and how these compressed data shall be inserted into source packets for retrieval and decoding. The current issue adds modifications to support the Recommended Standard for Spectral Pre-Processing Transform for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Compression.
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Spectral Preprocessing Transform for Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Compression. Blue Book. Issue 1. September 2017.
This Recommended Standard is an extension to CCSDS 122.0-B-2, Image Data Compression (Blue Book, Issue 2), defining a data compression algorithm that can be applied to digital three-dimensional image data from payload instruments, such as multispectral and hyperspectral imagers, and specifying the compressed data format.
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Lossless Multispectral & Hyperspectral Image Compression. Blue Book. Issue 1. May 2012.
This Recommended Standard specifies a method for lossless compression of multispectral and hyperspectral image data and a format for storing the compressed data.
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Overview of Space Communications Protocols. Green Book. Issue 3. July 2014.
This Report provides an architectural overview of the space link protocols recommended by CCSDS and shows how these protocols are used in space mission data systems.
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CCSDS Protocols over DVB-S2--Summary of Definition, Implementation, and Performance. Green Book. Issue 1. November 2016.
This document is a CCSDS Informational Report that contains background and explanatory material to support the CCSDS Recommended Standard for CCSDS Space Link Protocols over ETSI DVB-S2 Standard.
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TM Synchronization and Channel Coding--Summary of Concept and Rationale. Green Book. Issue 2. November 2012.
This Informational Report contains the concept and supporting rationale for the TM Synchronization and Channel Coding Recommended Standard and includes performance data and historical background information on code selection.
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Space Data Link Protocols--Summary of Concept and Rationale. Green Book. Issue 3. September 2015.
This CCSDS Informational Report contains background and explanatory material to support the CCSDS Recommended Standards on the TC, TM, and AOS Space Data Link Protocols and Communications Operation Procedure-1 that accompanies the TC Space Data Link Protocol.
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TM Synchronization and Channel Coding. Blue Book. Issue 3. September 2017.
The Recommended Standard for TM Synchronization and Channel Coding contains specifications to be used by space missions on synchronous communications links. The current issue adds LCPC coding for a stream of Channel Access Data Units (CADUs).
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Flexible Advanced Coding and Modulation Scheme for High Rate Telemetry Applications. Blue Book. Issue 1. March 2012.
This Recommended Standard defines a Serially Concatenated Convolutional turbo Coding (SCCC) scheme for telemetry applications.
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CCSDS Space Link Protocols over ETSI DVB-S2 Standard. Blue Book. Issue 1. March 2013.
This CCSDS Recommended Standard defines a recommended interface between CCSDS Space Link Protocols and the DVB-S2 telecom standard, and recommends options of the DVB-S2 standard suited to high data rate telemetry applications, such as Earth Exploration Satellite Services (EESS) payload telemetry.
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TM Channel Coding Profiles. Magenta Book. Issue 1. July 2011.
This Recommended Practice provides guidance to users in the choice of coding schemes for telemetry links in different mission profiles.
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Erasure Correcting Codes for Use in Near-Earth and Deep-Space Communications. Orange Book. Issue 1. October 2014.
This Experimental Specification defines efficient erasure coding and decoding strategies for future space missions.
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TM Space Data Link Protocol. Blue Book. Issue 2. September 2015.
The CCSDS Recommended Standard for TM Space Data Link Protocol specifies the protocol, services, and procedures pertaining to the CCSDS Version-1 Synchronous Transfer Frame. The current issue adds specifications to support the Space Data Link Security Protocol.
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Space Packet Protocol. Blue Book. Issue 1. September 2003.
This Recommendation specifies the protocols, services, and procedures pertaining to the CCSDS Packet. These specifications correspond with CCSDS Source Packet specifications contained in Packet Telemetry, Packet Telemetry Service Specification, Telecommand Part 3—Data Management Service, and Advanced Orbiting Systems, Networks and Data Links: Architectural Specification. (Note: This is a restructured Recommendation*.) The current version of this document contains all updates through technical corrigendum 2, dated September 2012.
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Technical Corrigendum 1 to CCSDS 133.0-B-1, Issued September 2003. Blue Book. Issue 1 Cor. 1. September 2010.
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Technical Corrigendum 2 to CCSDS 133.0-B-1, Issued September 2003. Blue Book. Issue 1 Cor. 2. September 2012.
This Technical Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS 133.0-B-1, Space Packet Protocol (Blue Book, Issue 1, September 2003).
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Encapsulation Service. Blue Book. Issue 2. October 2009.
The CCSDS Recommended Standard for Encapsulation Service specifies a communications service to be used by space missions to transfer protocol data units that are not directly transferred by the Space Data Link Protocols over a ground-to-space or space-to-space communications link. The current update adds corrections and clarifications to the specification. The current version of this document contains all updates through technical corrigendum 2, dated April 2014. This document has been reconfirmed by the CCSDS Management Council through October 2021.
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Technical Corrigendum 1 to CCSDS 133.1-B-2, Issued October 2009. Blue Book. Issue 2 Cor. 1. September 2012.
This Technical Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS 133.1-B-2, Encapsulation Service (Blue Book, Issue 2, October 2009).
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Technical Corrigendum 2 to CCSDS 133.1-B-2, Issued October 2009. Blue Book. Issue 2 Cor. 2. April 2014.
This Technical Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS 133.1-B-2, Encapsulation Service (Blue Book, Issue 2, October 2009).
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Real-Time Weather and Atmospheric Characterization Data. Green Book. Issue 1. May 2017.
This Informational Report identifies and describes the atmospheric constituents that are most responsible for transmission losses in optical communications links at wavelengths near 1550 and 1064 nm. Considerations concerning the temporal measurement of the atmospheric parameters are discussed, along with the possible ways the data can be used for long-term ETS characterization and real-time operations, including handover prediction support.
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Telecommand Summary of Concept and Rationale. Green Book. Issue 6. January 1987.
In order to establish a common framework within which the Agencies may develop standardized telecommand services, the CCSDS advocates adoption of a layered systems architecture. Within this approach, specific layers of service (including their operational protocol and data structuring techniques) may be selected for implementation according to mission requirements. The current layered set of CCSDS telecommand Recommendations was developed to match the conventional free-flying mission environment, as characterized by the transmission of command data at relatively low uplink data rates to spacecraft of moderate complexity. This Report summarizes the principal concepts associated with the CCSDS recommended space mission telecommanding architecture. This document has been reconfirmed by the CCSDS Management Council through October 2021.
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Proximity-1 Space Link Protocol--Rationale, Architecture, and Scenarios. Green Book. Issue 2. December 2013.
This Report contains background and explanatory material to support the CCSDS Recommended Standards for Proximity-1 Space Link Protocol (CCSDS 211.0-B, CCSDS 211.1-B, and CCSDS 211.2-B).
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Proximity-1 Space Link Protocol--Data Link Layer. Blue Book. Issue 5. December 2013.
The CCSDS Recommended Standard for Proximity-1 Space Link Protocol—Data Link Layer specifies the protocol, services, and procedures pertaining to the CCSDS Version-3 Transfer Frame. The current issue includes several improvements and clarifications—accomplishing better alignment and consistency with the other Proximity-1 Blue Books—and the addition of an option for Low Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes.
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Proximity-1 Space Link Protocol--Physical Layer. Blue Book. Issue 4. December 2013.
The CCSDS Recommended Standard for Proximity-1 Space Link Protocol—Physical Layer specifies the Physical Layer procedures used with the Proximity-1 Data Link Layer. The current issue includes several improvements and clarifications, accomplishing better alignment and consistency with the other Proximity-1 Blue Books.
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Proximity-1 Space Link Protocol--Coding and Synchronization Sublayer. Blue Book. Issue 2. December 2013.
The CCSDS Recommended Standard for Proximity-1 Space Link Protocol—Coding and Synchronization Sublayer specifies the synchronization and channel coding schemes used with the Proximity-1 Data Link Protocol. The current issue includes several improvements and clarifications-accomplishing better alignment and consistency with the other Proximity-1 Blue Books—and the addition of an option for Low-Density Parity-Check (LDPC) codes.
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TC Synchronization and Channel Coding--Summary of Concept and Rationale. Green Book. Issue 2. November 2012.
This Informational Report contains the concept and supporting rationale for the TC Synchronization and Channel Coding Recommended Standard and includes performance data and historical background information on code selection.
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Next Generation Uplink. Green Book. Issue 1. July 2014.
This CCSDS Informational Report discusses a future set (next generation) of telecommand recommendations for space missions.
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TC Synchronization and Channel Coding. Blue Book. Issue 3. September 2017.
The Recommended Standard for TC Synchronization and Channel Coding contains specifications for synchronization and channel coding to be used by space missions on asynchronous communications links. The current issue adds LCPC coding; globally changes 'codeblock' to 'codeword' for consistency with modern usage; deletes obsolete annex detailing changes from documents retired in 2005.
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Short Block Length LDPC Codes for TC Synchronization and Channel Coding. Orange Book. Issue 1. April 2015.
This CCSDS Experimental Specification defines a set of short block length Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes intended for telecommand applications.
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TC Space Data Link Protocol. Blue Book. Issue 3. September 2015.
The Recommended Standard for TC Space Data Link Protocol specifies the protocol, services, and procedures pertaining to the CCSDS Version-1 Asynchronous Transfer Frame. The current issue adds specifications to support the Space Data Link Security Protocol.
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Communications Operation Procedure-1. Blue Book. Issue 2. September 2010.
This Recommended Standard specifies the Communications Operation Procedure-1 used by the TC Space Data Link Protocol. The current issue adds text concerning a new systematic retransmission option. This document has been reconfirmed by the CCSDS Management Council through April 2021.
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Time Code Formats. Blue Book. Issue 4. November 2010.
This Recommendation establishes a common framework and provides a common basis for the formats of time code data. The current issue defines a second P-Field octet for the CCSDS Unsegmented Time Code (CUC) and adds a Security Section. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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Reference Architecture for Space Data Systems. Magenta Book. Issue 1. September 2008.
Reference Architecture for Space Data Systems (RASDS) is intended to provide a standardized approach for description of space data system architectures and high-level designs. This document has been reconfirmed by the CCSDS Management Council through April 2021.
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Reference Architecture for Space Information Management. Green Book. Issue 1. March 2013.
This Informational Report presents a reference space information management architecture that encompasses the capture, management, access, and exchange of data for both flight and ground systems across the operational mission lifecycle.
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Space Assigned Numbers Authority (SANA)--Role, Responsibilities, Policies, and Procedures. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 2. May 2016.
This CCSDS Record defines the Space Assigned Numbers Authority (SANA), its role, responsibilities, policies, and procedures within the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS).
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CCSDS SANA Registry Management Policy. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 1. June 2016.
This document describes the CCSDS Space Assigned Numbers Authority (SANA) Registry Management Policy and related procedures.
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Procedures for SANA Registry Specification. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 1. May 2016.
This document defines procedures for CCSDS Working Group (WG) interactions with the CCSDS Space Assigned Numbers Authority (SANA) for the purpose of creating and modifying SANA registries.
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CCSDS Spacecraft Identification Field Code Assignment Control Procedures. Magenta Book. Issue 7. November 2017.
This Recommended Practice defines the procedures governing assignment, relinquishment, and management of CCSDS Spacecraft Identification (SCID) codes. The current update adds frequency band as a qualifier for SCID assignment, names the SCID qualified by version number and frequency band the Qualified SCID (Q-SCID), and replaces the outdated hard-copy request form with instruction to use the online form on the Space Assigned Numbers Authority (SANA) Web site.
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The Application of CCSDS Protocols to Secure Systems. Green Book. Issue 2. January 2006.
This Report is intended to provide guidance to missions that wish to use the CCSDS Recommendations for spacecraft control and data handling but also require a level of security or data protection. The report provides background information on security, details various options for security implementation in space missions, and outlines the impact of security on defined CCSDS services.
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Security Threats against Space Missions. Green Book. Issue 2. December 2015.
This CCSDS Informational Report provides an overview of potential threats against various categories of civilian space missions and provides illustrative security threat data for mission planners.
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CCSDS Guide for Secure System Interconnection. Green Book. Issue 1. November 2007.
This CCSDS Informational Report is an adaptation of United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Security Guide for Interconnecting Information Technology Systems (NIST Special Publication 800-47). The CCSDS Report is tailored for the space community and provides a guide for secure space agency interconnections.
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Space Missions Key Management Concept. Green Book. Issue 1. November 2011.
This Informational Report provides the core concepts of cryptographic key management in the context of space missions. The concepts described are the baseline for the CCSDS standardization activities with respect to security services and, more concretely, key management schemes for space missions.
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Security Guide for Mission Planners. Green Book. Issue 1. October 2011.
This Informational Report provides guidance to mission planners in developing the management, operational, and technical security controls appropriate to the value of their system and the information processed in it.
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Information Security Glossary of Terms. Green Book. Issue 1. November 2012.
This document is provides a central source of information security terms and their respective definitions.
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CCSDS Cryptographic Algorithms. Green Book. Issue 1. December 2014.
This Informational Report provides background information regarding the standard CCSDS cryptographic algorithms specified in CCSDS 352.0-B-1, CCSDS Cryptographic Algorithms.
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Security Architecture for Space Data Systems. Magenta Book. Issue 1. November 2012.
This Recommended Practice presents a Security Reference Architecture for Space Data Systems (SASDS) based on the Reference Architecture for Space Data Systems (RASDS) and is intended to provide a standardized approach for description of security within data system architectures and high-level designs.
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CCSDS Cryptographic Algorithms. Blue Book. Issue 1. November 2012.
This Recommended Standard provides the basis for standard CCSDS security algorithms. The document recommends a single symmetric block-cipher encryption algorithm and several authentication algorithms.
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Space Data Link Security Protocol. Blue Book. Issue 1. September 2015.
This Recommended Standard specifies a security protocol for CCSDS data links. The protocol provides a security header and trailer along with associated procedures that may be used with the CCSDS Telemetry, Telecommand, and Advanced Orbiting Systems Space Data Link Protocols to provide a structured method for applying data authentication and/or data confidentiality at the Data Link layer.
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Radio Frequency and Modulation Systems--Part 1: Earth Stations and Spacecraft. Blue Book. Issue 27. November 2017.
Numerous concise recommendations appear in the notebook volume bearing the number 401.0-B. Each recommendation is dated, and the most recent revision is shown in the table of contents. These Recommendations are developed for conventional near-Earth and deep-space missions having moderate communications requirements. The current draft updates recommendations 2.4.18 and 2.5.6B.
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Bandwidth-Efficient Modulations: Summary of Definition, Implementation, and Performance. Green Book. Issue 2. October 2009.
This Report contains technical material to supplement the CCSDS Recommendations for the standardization of modulation methods for high symbol rate transmissions generated by CCSDS Member Agencies.
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Simultaneous Transmission of GMSK Telemetry and PN Ranging. Green Book. Issue 1. May 2017.
This Informational Report is an adjunct document to the CCSDS Recommended Standard for Pseudo-Noise (PN) Ranging Systems (CCSDS 414.1-B-1). It provides background information and discussion of technical details related to the PN ranging systems defined by the CCSDS Recommended Standard.
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Pseudo-Noise (PN) Ranging Systems. Green Book. Issue 2. February 2014.
This Informational Report is an adjunct document to the CCSDS Recommended Standard for Pseudo-Noise (PN) Ranging Systems (CCSDS 414.1-B-1). It provides background information and discussion of technical details related to the PN ranging systems defined by the CCSDS Recommended Standard.
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Pseudo-Noise (PN) Ranging Systems. Blue Book. Issue 2. February 2014.
The Pseudo-Noise (PN) Ranging Systems Recommended Standard defines both transparent and regenerative PN ranging systems.
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Data Transmission and PN Ranging for 2 GHz CDMA Link via Data Relay Satellite. Green Book. Issue 1. April 2013.
This Informational Report describes the concepts and the use of spread-spectrum modulation in existing Radio Frequency (RF satellite communications systems and is intended as a supplement to the CCSDS Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA Recommended Standard (CCSDS 415.1-B-1).
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Data Transmission and PN Ranging for 2 GHz CDMA Link via Data Relay Satellite. Blue Book. Issue 1. September 2011.
This Recommended Standard specifies a set of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) spread spectrum modulation schemes for CCSDS Users. These schemes are intended to be used over space-to-space communications links by space missions. This document has been reconfirmed by the CCSDS Management Council through October 2021.
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Report of the Proceedings of the RF and Modulation Subpanel Meeting at the Ames Research Center, April 11-20, 1989. Green Book. Issue 1. September 1989.
This Report is a collection of papers presented to the CCSDS RF and Modulation Subpanel Meeting in April 1989. The original printed volume has been scanned in order to make it available for on-lineviewing and downloading. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) has been applied to the file in order to make it searchable; however, OCR errors are to be expected, and only the scanned page images can be considered to represent original document content with fidelity.
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Navigation Data—Definitions and Conventions. Green Book. Issue 3. May 2010.
This Report contains technical material to supplement the CCSDS Recommended Standards for spacecraft navigation data. The topics covered include radiometric data content, spacecraft ephemeris, planetary ephemeris, tracking station locations, coordinate systems, and attitude data. This Report deals explicitly with the technical definitions and conventions associated with interagency cross-support situations involving the transfer of ephemeris, tracking, and attitude data. The current issue brings the Green Book up to date with the current issue of Orbit Data Messages (CCSDS 502.0-B-2) as well as the new Recommended Standards for Tracking Data Message and Attitude Data Messages (CCSDS 503.0-B1 and CCSDS 504.0-B-1, respectively).
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Delta-DOR--Technical Characteristics and Performance. Green Book. Issue 1. May 2013.
This Informational Report describes the theoretical aspects of and discusses trade-offs and system performance for the navigation technique known as Delta Differential One-Way Ranging (Delta-DOR). The topics covered include a general description of the technique, theoretical background, definition of observables, estimates of system performance, system trade-offs, and descriptions of existing systems. This Report deals explicitly with the technical definitions and conventions associated with inter-Agency cross-support situations involving Delta Differential One-way Ranging operations.
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Navigation Data Messages Overview. Green Book. Issue 1. December 2015.
This Informational Report contains background and explanatory material to supplement the CCSDS Recommended Standards for spacecraft navigation data.
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Orbit Data Messages. Blue Book. Issue 2. November 2009.
The Orbit Data Message (ODM) Recommended Standard specifies message formats for use in transferring spacecraft orbit information between space agencies and commercial or governmental spacecraft operators. Issue 2 defines a new message, the Orbit Mean-Elements Message (OMM), and adds capabilities to the messages specified in the original issue. The current version of this document contains all updates through technical corrigendum 1, dated May 2012.
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Technical Corrigendum 1 to CCSDS 502.0-B-2, Issued November 2009. Blue Book. Issue 2 Cor. 1. May 2012.
This Technical Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS 502.0-B-2, Orbit Data Messages (Blue Book, Issue 2, November 2009).
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Orbit Data Messages V2.0 Test Plan/Report. Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 1. May 2010.
This report documents the prototype testing conducted on the CCSDS Orbit Data Messages (ODM), CCSDS 502.0-P-1.1.
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Tracking Data Message. Blue Book. Issue 1. November 2007.
The Tracking Data Message (TDM) Recommended Standard specifies a standard message format for use in exchanging spacecraft tracking data between space agencies. The current version of this document contains all updates through technical corrigendum 1, dated September 2010.
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Technical Corrigendum 1 to CCSDS 503.0-B-1, Issued November 2007. Blue Book. Issue 1 Cor. 1. September 2010.
This Technical Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS 503.0-B-1, Tracking Data Message (Blue Book, Issue 1, November 2007).
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Attitude Data Messages. Blue Book. Issue 1. May 2008.
The Attitude Data Messages Recommended Standard specifies two standard message formats for use in transferring spacecraft attitude information between space agencies. The current version of this document contains all updates through technical corrigendum 1, dated July 2015.
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Corrigendum 1 to CCSDS 504.0-B-1, Issued May 2008. Blue Book. Issue 1 Cor. 1. July 2015.
This Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS 504.0-B-1, Attitude Data Messages (Blue Book, Issue 1, May 2008).
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XML Specification for Navigation Data Messages. Blue Book. Issue 1. December 2010.
The XML Specification for Navigation Data Messages Recommended Standard describes an integrated XML schema set that is suited to interagency exchanges of navigation data messages.
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Delta-Differential One Way Ranging (Delta-DOR) Operations. Magenta Book. Issue 1. April 2011.
This Recommended Practice specifies a set of standard practices and message formats for use in the navigation technique known as Delta Differential One-Way Ranging (Delta-DOR).
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Delta-DOR Raw Data Exchange Format. Blue Book. Issue 1. June 2013.
This Recommended Standard specifies the Delta-DOR raw data exchange format to be used for cross support among CCSDS Agencies.
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Conjunction Data Message. Blue Book. Issue 1. June 2013.
This Recommended Standard for Conjunction Data Message (CDM) specifies a standard message format for use in exchanging spacecraft conjunction information between data originators of conjunction assessments, satellite owner/operators, and other authorized parties. Such exchanges are used to inform satellite operator(s) of conjunctions between objects in space to enable consistent warning by different organizations employing diverse conjunction assessment techniques.
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Mission Operations Services Concept. Green Book. Issue 3. December 2010.
This CCSDS Informational Report presents a set of concepts, reference architecture, and service framework for Spacecraft Monitoring and Control (SM&C). The standardization of the SM&C interfaces by means of a service-oriented architecture will allow development of standardized SM&C infrastructure systems for seamless transfer of data across systems, and adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf applications for monitoring and control purposes. The result will be significant savings in the development of the flight components and the ground segment of future space missions.
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Mission Operations Reference Model. Magenta Book. Issue 1. July 2010.
This Recommended Practice defines a mission operations reference model, which provides a common basis for coordinating the development of CCSDS Recommended Standards for mission operations service specifications and serves as a reference to maintain the consistency of those Recommended Standards.
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Mission Operations Message Abstraction Layer. Blue Book. Issue 2. March 2013.
The Mission Operations Message Abstraction Layer (MAL) Recommended Standard defines the MAL in conformance with the service framework specified in the Mission Operations Services Concept Green Book (CCSDS 520.0-G-3). The current issue addresses the request to add a slight restriction to the MAL data model regarding polymorphism. In addition the WG took the opportunity to make a few additional changes: external data type specifications such as XML Schemas can now be used; XML is being moved to the SANA registry; type short forms are now integers rather than strings; optional fields in composites are now shown; lists are now a template rather than explicit types; unsigned integer and File data types have been added.
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Mission Operations Common Object Model. Blue Book. Issue 1. February 2014.
This Recommended Standard defines the Mission Operations (MO) Common Object Model (COM) in conformance with the service framework specified in annex B of Mission Operations Services Concept (CCSDS 520.0-G-3).
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Mission Operations Monitor & Control Services . Blue Book. Issue 1. October 2017.
This Recommended Standard defines the Mission Operations Monitor and Control services in conformance with the service framework specified in the Mission Operations Services Concept Green Book (CCSDS 520.0-G-3).
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Mission Operations Message Abstraction Layer--JAVA API. Magenta Book. Issue 1. April 2013.
This Recommended Practice defines a Java API for the Mission Operations (MO) Message Abstraction Layer (MAL) specified in CCSDS 521.0-B-2.
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Mission Operations--MAL Space Packet Transport Binding and Binary Encoding. Blue Book. Issue 1. August 2015.
This Recommended Standard defines the binding between the Mission Operations (MO) Message Abstraction Layer (MAL) specified in CCSDS 521.0-B-2 and the Space Packet Protocol specified in CCSDS 133.0-B-1. This binding allows MO Services to use the Space Packet Protocol as messaging technology.
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Mission Operations--Message Abstraction Layer . Blue Book. Issue 1. November 2017.
This CCSDS Recommended Standard specifies a binding of the Mission Operations Message Abstraction Layer (MAL) to TCP/IP using a split binary encoding for MAL data types.
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Telerobotic Operations. Green Book. Issue 1. November 2016.
This CCSDS Informational Report contains overview and descriptive material supporting analysis, requirements, descriptions of use, scenarios, etc., pertinent to the development of standards that support the safe, collaborative operation of mixed teams of human and robotic assets in the exploration of space.
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Correlated Data Generation. Orange Book. Issue 1. July 2015.
This CCSDS Experimental Specification specifies a method for correlated data generation through the use of data acquired from diverse channels.
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Space Data Systems Operations with Standard Formatted Data Units: System and Implementation Aspects. Green Book. Issue 5. February 1987.
This Informational Report concerns space data systems operations with Standard Formatted Data Units (SFDUs). It explains the rationale for operations with SFDUs, the initial operational requirements for SFDUs, and the major benefits to be expected from operations with SFDUs. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Standard Formatted Data Units — Structure and Construction Rules. Blue Book. Issue 2. May 1992.
This Recommended Standard defines Standard Formatted Data Unit (SFDU) structures that will handle some of the problems of digital data interchange and several construction rules that will limit the SFDUs to a practical set that can exist in an open data system environment.
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Standard Formatted Data Units — A Tutorial. Green Book. Issue 1. May 1992.
This Informational Report explains the rationale of the Standard Formatted Data Unit (SFDU) concept and outlines the Structure and Construction Rules with the help of examples. It supports the main SFDU Recommended Standard, CCSDS 620.0-B-2. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Standard Formatted Data Units — Referencing Environment. Blue Book. Issue 1. May 1997.
This Recommended Standard defines multiple standard "file pointer" mechanisms that can be embedded into other data structures for the purpose of identifying and annotating a collection of files. It provides several transportable directory/file naming functionalities that may be used for data exchange with disks, tapes, and networks. The form of these "file pointer" mechanisms is based on the Parameter Value Language (PVL) Recommended Standard (CCSDS 641.0-B-2). They may be used with the CCSDS data packaging standard known as Standard Formatted Data Units (CCSDS 620.0-B-2), or they may be used independently. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Standard Formatted Data Units — Control Authority Procedures. Blue Book. Issue 1. June 1993.
This Recommended Standard defines the responsibilities that must be assumed and the services that must be provided by the participating CCSDS Agencies in order to facilitate the creation and operation of the Control Authority organization. The primary function of this organization is to register and disseminate data description information. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Standard Formatted Data Units — Control Authority Procedures Tutorial.. Green Book. Issue 2. November 1994.
This Report describes the Control Authority (CA) organization from both an implementer's and a user's perspective. This document serves as a companion document to Control Authority Procedures (CAP), CCSDS 630.0-B-1, and Control Authority Data Structures (CADS), CCSDS 632.0-B-1, and as such is intended to provide a tutorial for the procedures and services identified in the CAP and CADS Recommended Standards, background to assist in the effective implementation of the CAP and CADS Recommended Standards, and rationale and requirements for the CA organization. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Standard Formatted Data Units — Control Authority Data Structures. Blue Book. Issue 1. November 1994.
This Recommended Standard extends the standardization of the Standard Formatted Data Unit (SFDU) concept in support of the digital transfer of space-related information. It specifies standards for expressing selected data description attributes and for their packaging with the data description. The resulting packages, called Control Authority Data Structures (CADS), are used to submit data descriptions to Control Authorities for registration and to disseminate data descriptions from Control Authorities. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Parameter Value Language Specification (CCSD0006 and CCSD0008). Blue Book. Issue 2. June 2000.
The Parameter Value Language (PVL) Recommended Standard defines a human-readable, machine-processable language for naming and expressing data values. This update to the first issue of the Recommended Standard extends the PVL character set definitions to include the G1 set of ISO 8859-1 to support use of accented characters used in many languages. It also includes some clarifications and corrections to the original issue, including preservation of statement order within an object, and it updates the document style for consistency with current CCSDS style guidelines. Changes from the previous issue are flagged with change bars in the outside margin and summarized in the Document Control section (page v). The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Parameter Value Language — A Tutorial. Green Book. Issue 2. June 2000.
This Informational Report describes the Parameter Value Language (PVL) and provides a description of how and why one would use this language for information interchange. publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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ASCII Encoded English (CCSD0002). Blue Book. Issue 1. November 1992.
This Recommended Standard defines the usage of ASCII Encoded English and its representation as a data description language. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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The Data Description Language EAST Specification (CCSD0010). Blue Book. Issue 3. June 2010.
This Recommended Standard defines the EAST language used to create descriptions of data, called Data Description Records (DDRs). Such DDRs ensure a complete and exact understanding of the data and allow it to be interpreted in an automated fashion. A software tool is able to analyze a DDR, interpret the format of the associated data, and extract values from the data on any host machine (i.e., on a different machine from the one that produced the data). The current issue adds improvements/clarifications to the specification and adds a requirement to include the EAST version number in the logical part of a DDR. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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The Data Description Language EAST—A Tutorial. Green Book. Issue 1. May 1997.
This Informational Report describes the usage of the EAST language, its format, and construction rules as well as suggested practices. It is a companion document to CCSDS 644.0-B-3, The Data Description Language EAST Specification (CCSD0010). The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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The Data Description Language EAST—List of Conventions. Green Book. Issue 1. May 1997.
This Informational Report establishes an evolving list of conventions used in the data generation process to produce real numbers. These conventions are referenced in EAST Data Descriptions (see CCSDS 644.0-B-3) and could be referenced in other Data Description Records (DDRs), written in other Data Description Languages (DDL). The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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Data Entity Dictionary Specification Language (DEDSL)—Abstract Syntax (CCSD0011). Blue Book. Issue 1. June 2001.
The Data Entity Dictionary Specification Language (DEDSL) standardizes of the expression of semantic concepts that are to be carried with data. The Recommended Standard for DEDSL--Abstract Syntax provides the abstract definition of the semantic information that is required to be conveyed and presents the specification in a layered manner (attributes, entities, dictionaries). As such the actual technique used to convey the information is independent of the information content; therefore the same abstract standard can be used within different formatting environments, and the semantic information may be translated to different representations as may be needed when data are transferred across different domains. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Data Entity Dictionary Specification Language (DEDSL)—PVL Syntax (CCSD0012). Blue Book. Issue 1. June 2001.
This Data Entity Dictionary Specification Language (DEDSL) Recommended Standard provides the Parameter Value Language (PVL) (CCSDS 641.0-B-2) implementation for the DEDSL--Abstract Syntax Recommended Standard (CCSDS 647.1-B-1) in order to provide a standardized computer processable expression of the semantic information which to be carried with data. The Recommended Standard for PVL Syntax provides a standard method to represent the attributes and their values, as defined by the Recommended Standard for Abstract Syntax, using the Parameter Value Language for the construction and interchange of data entity dictionaries. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Data Entity Dictionary Specification Language (DEDSL)—XML/DTD Syntax (CCSD0013). Blue Book. Issue 1. January 2002.
This Recommended Standard provides a standard method to represent attributes and their values, as has been defined by the Abstract Syntax of the Data Entity Dictionary Specification Language (DEDSL) (CCSDS 647.1-B-1), using the Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 Document Type Declaration (DTD) for the construction and interchange of data entity dictionaries. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through May 2018.
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Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). Magenta Book. Issue 2. June 2012.
This Recommended Practice defines the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). The current issue includes clarifications to many concepts, in particular, Authenticity with the concept of Transformational Information Property introduced; corrections and improvements in diagrams; addition of Access Rights Information to PDI.
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Producer-Archive Interface Methodology Abstract Standard. Magenta Book. Issue 1. May 2004.
This Recommended Practice identifies, defines, and provides structure to the relationships and interactions between an information Producer and an Archive. This Recommended Practice defines the methodology for the structure of actions that are required from the initial time of contact between the Producer and the Archive until the objects of information are received and validated by the Archive. These actions cover the first stage of the Ingest Process as defined in the Open Information System (OAIS) Reference Model. This Recommended Practice describes parts of the functional entities Administration ('Negotiate Submission Agreement') and Ingest ('Receive Submission' and 'Quality Assurance'). The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance.This Recommended Practice has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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Producer-Archive Interface Specification (PAIS). Blue Book. Issue 1. February 2014.
This Recommended Standard provides the abstract syntax and an XML implementation of descriptions of data to be sent to an archive. These descriptions are negotiated agreements between the data Producer and the Archive and facilitate production of agreed data by the Producer and validation of received data by the Archive. The Recommended Standard includes an abstract syntax for describing how these data will be aggregated into packages for transmission and one concrete implementation for the packages based on the XML Formatted Data Unit (XFDU) standard.
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Producer-Archive Interface Specification (PAIS)--A Tutorial. Green Book. Issue 1. September 2016.
This CCSDS Informational Report provides a tutorial for CCSDS 651.1-B-1, Producer-Archive Interface Specification (PAIS) (Blue Book, Issue 1, February 2014).
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Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories. Magenta Book. Issue 1. September 2011.
This Recommended Practice defines an audit and certification process for assessing the trustworthiness of digital repositories.
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Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Candidate Trustworthy Digital Repositories. Magenta Book. Issue 2. March 2014.
The Recommended Practice for Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Candidate Trustworthy Digital Repositories contains binding and verifiable specifications required to be fulfilled by organizations that perform ISO audits for assessing the trustworthiness of digital repositories using CCSDS 652.0-M-1, Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories, and provides the appropriate certification. The current issue has been updated to reflect input from ISO experts.
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XML Telemetric and Command Exchange (XTCE). Blue Book. Issue 1. October 2007.
The XTCE data specification provides an information model and data exchange format for telemetry and commanding definitions (operational database) in all phases of the a spacecraft, payload, and ground segment life cycle: system design, development, test, validation, and mission operations.
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XML Telemetric and Command Exchange (XTCE). Green Book. Issue 1. July 2006.
This CCSDS Informational Report presents a set of concepts and tutorial on the XML Telemetric and Command Exchange (XTCE). XTCE is an XML based format aim at facilitating the exchange of spacecraft telemetry and command databases between different organizations and systems during any mission phase. Such a non-proprietary format avoids the need for customized import/export tools, and the validation and new implementation of mission databases, which are often error-prone. The scope of XTCE is limited to the exchange of satellite telemetry and commanding databases. XTCE can be used to exchange a database between spacecraft manufacturers, instrument manufacturers, and different systems of the ground segment. It can also be used as an exchange mechanism between different development teams or between missions, which enhances database re-use.
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XML Telemetric and Command Exchange (XTCE)--Element Description. Green Book. Issue 1. May 2012.
This Informational Report provides information for using Extensible Markup Language (XML) Telemetric and Command Exchange (XTCE) 1.1.
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XML Formatted Data Unit (XFDU) Structure and Construction Rules. Blue Book. Issue 1. September 2008.
This Recommended Standard defines a technique for the packaging of data and metadata, including software, into a single package (e.g., file or message) to facilitate information transfer and archiving. It provides a detailed specification of core packaging structures and mechanisms that meet current CCSDS agency requirements and that augment the current CCSDS packaging and language Recommended Standards to accommodate the current computing environment and meet evolving requirements. This Recommended Standards leverages the wide community acceptance and usage of XML technologies by making the packaging manifest an XML document defined by the XML Schema specified in the document. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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Advanced Orbiting Systems, Networks and Data Links: Summary of Concept, Rationale and Performance. Green Book. Issue 3. November 1992.
This CCSDS Report contains background and explanatory material to supplement the CCSDS Recommendation, Advanced Orbiting Systems, Network and Data Links: Architectural Specification, 701.0-B-2. This document has been reconfirmed by the CCSDS Management Council through October 2021.
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IP over CCSDS Space Links. Blue Book. Issue 1. September 2012.
This Recommended Standard specifies a method for transferring IP Protocol Data Units (PDUs) via CCSDS Space Data Link Layer protocols.
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Technical Corrigendum 1 to CCSDS 702.1-B-1, issued September 2012. Blue Book. Issue 1 Cor. 1. April 2014.
This Technical Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS 702.1-B-1, IP over CCSDS Space Links (Blue Book, Issue 1, September 2012)
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Motion Imagery and Applications. Green Book. Issue 2. May 2015.
This document provides a common reference and framework for development of standards for digital video and motion imagery for use in space missions, and it provides a foundation for future recommendations for utilization of international standards for sharing or distributing video and motion imagery between spacecraft elements and ground distribution systems.
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Voice Communications. Green Book. Issue 1. September 2010.
This CCSDS Informational Report presents an overview of voice communications in use in human spaceflight.
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Space Communications Protocol Specification (SCPS)—Transport Protocol. Blue Book. Issue 2. October 2006.
The four Space Communications Protocol Specification (SCPS) Recommendations define a protocol suite that is parallel in function to, and interoperable with, the protocols of the Earth-based Internet (FTP/TCP/IP). The SCPS protocols have been optimized to overcome problems associated with using Internet protocols in space. This Recommendation defines the transport-layer protocols and services of the SCPS protocol suite. The current issue of Space Communications Protocol Specification (SCPS) Transport Protocol (SCPS-TP) specification: - adds optional support for Selective Acknowledgements (SACK) and Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)- defines semantics to extend SCPS-TP signaling to allow optional inclusion of vendor- and community-specific options. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Recommended Standard has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Part 1: Introduction and Overview. Green Book. Issue 3. April 2007.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Part 2: Implementers Guide. Green Book. Issue 3. April 2007.
This Report provides information to assist implementers in understanding the details of the protocol and in the selection of appropriate options, and contains suggestions and recommendations about implementation-specific subjects. This Report also contains implementation reports from various member Agencies, reports on testing of the implementations and protocol, and the requirements upon which the CFDP is based.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Part 3: Interoperability Testing Final. Green Book. Issue 1. September 2007.
This Informational Report describes and discusses the results of CFDP interoperability testing conducted among CCSDS Agencies.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Notebook of Common Inter-Agency Tests for Core Procedures. Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 1. September 2007.
This CCSDS Record is a notebook intended to help those planning, participating in, and/or evaluating inter-Agency testing of the CFDP Protocol.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Notebook of Common Inter-Agency Tests for Core Procedures. Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 1. September 2007.
This CCSDS Record is a notebook intended to help those planning, participating in, and/or evaluating inter-Agency testing of the CFDP Protocol.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Notebook of Common Inter-Agency Tests for Extended Procedures. Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 1. September 2007.
This document is a notebook intended to help those planning, participating in, and/or evaluating inter-Agency testing of the CFDP Extended Procedures.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Notebook of Common Inter-Agency Tests for Extended Procedures. Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 1. September 2007.
This document is a notebook intended to help those planning, participating in, and/or evaluating inter-Agency testing of the CFDP Extended Procedures.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Notebook of Common Inter-Agency Tests for Store and Forward Overlay (SFO). Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 1. September 2007.
This document is a notebook intended to help those planning, participating in, and/or evaluating inter-Agency testing of the CFDP Store and Forward Overlay (SFO) Procedures.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP)—Notebook of Common Inter-Agency Tests for Store and Forward Overlay (SFO). Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 1. September 2007.
This document is a notebook intended to help those planning, participating in, and/or evaluating inter-Agency testing of the CFDP Store and Forward Overlay (SFO) Procedures.
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Operation of CFDP over Encapsulation Service. Magenta Book. Issue 1. March 2014.
This CCSDS Recommended Practice specifies how to operate the CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP) over the CCSDS Encapsulation Service as provided for Earth-to-spacecraft, spacecraft-to-Earth, and spacecraft-to-spacecraft communications. It sets out the communications architecture for CFDP operating over the Encapsulation Service. It describes the service expected by CFDP of the underlying layers and reconciles this with the service provided by the Encapsulation Service.
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CCSDS File Delivery Protocol (CFDP). Blue Book. Issue 4. January 2007.
This Recommended Standard defines a protocol suitable for the transmission of files to and from spacecraft data storage and capable of operating in a wide variety of mission configurations. In addition to the purely file delivery related functions, the protocol includes file management services to allow control over the storage medium. Although the protocol can operate over a wide range of subnetwork services, this Recommended Standard assumes the use of existing CCSDS packet services. The current issue incorporates corrections and clarifications recommended by the CFDP Interoperability Testing Working Group.
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Solar System Internetwork (SSI) Architecture. Green Book. Issue 1. July 2014.
This CCSDS Informational Report provides a top-level architecture of the Solar System Internetwork (SSI). It defines the features, elements, principles, and procedures of the SSI, consistent with the SSI Operations Concept that was produced by the Space Internetworking Strategy Group and approved by the Interagency Operations Advisory Group in 2010.
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AOS Space Data Link Protocol. Blue Book. Issue 3. September 2015.
The CCSDS Recommended Standard for AOS Space Data Link Protocol specifies the protocol, services, and procedures pertaining to the CCSDS Version-2 Transfer Frame. The current issue adds specifications to support the Space Data Link Security Protocol.
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Rationale, Scenarios, and Requirements for DTN in Space. Green Book. Issue 1. August 2010.
This Informational Report contains background and explanatory material to support forthcoming CCSDS Recommendations for a Delay-Tolerant Networking protocol suite. It describes the rationale, scenarios/use cases, and requirements for a proposed DTN service targeted at the space internetworking environment.
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Licklider Transmission Protocol (LTP) for CCSDS. Blue Book. Issue 1. May 2015.
This Recommended Standard specifies the Licklider Transmission Protocol (LTP) and associated service for CCSDS. LTP provides optional reliability mechanisms on top of an underlying (usually data link) communication service.
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CCSDS Bundle Protocol Specification. Blue Book. Issue 1. September 2015.
This Recommended Standard defines a CCSDS Bundle Protocol based on the Bundle Protocol of RFC 5050, with necessary extensions to support the Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) of space applications. The current issue incorporates changes reflecting responses to comments resulting from review of the second draft issue.
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Asynchronous Message Service. Green Book. Issue 1. December 2012.
This Informational Report provides additional perspectives on Asynchronous Message Service (CCSDS 735.1-B-1) motivation, design, implementation, and deployment in space flight missions.
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Asynchronous Message Service. Blue Book. Issue 1. September 2011.
The Recommended Standard defines a CCSDS Asynchronous Message Service (AMS) for mission data system communications. The service and its protocol implement an architectural concept under which the modules of mission systems may be designed as if they were to operate in isolation, each one producing and consuming mission information without explicit awareness of which other modules are currently operating.
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Mars Mission Protocol Profiles--Purpose and Rationale. Green Book. Issue 1. July 2008.
This CCSDS Informational Report provides an operations overview for Mars mission interoperability and gives the supporting rationale for the relevant communications protocols to be used in Mars end-to-end operations for packet or file relaying.
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Digital Motion Imagery. Blue Book. Issue 2. August 2016.
This Recommended Standard provides a common reference and framework of standards for digital motion imagery and provides recommendations for utilization of international standards for capturing and transferring motion imagery between spacecraft elements and ground systems. The current draft adds support for MPEG4 recording and JPEG2000 transmission.
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Voice and Audio Communications . Blue Book. Issue 1. November 2017.
This Recommended Standard specifies the technologies, services, and service interfaces for real-time or near real-time voice and audio communications among terrestrial facilities and space systems in support of the mission operations of space flight.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services. Green Book. Issue 2. December 2013.
This Informational Report describes the concept and supporting rationale for the Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services (SOIS). It is intended to provide an introduction and overview of the SOIS services concept upon which the detailed CCSDS SOIS recommendations are based, as well as to summarize the specific individual service recommendations and rationale. The concepts described in this Informational Report are the baseline concepts for the CCSDS standardization activities with respect to services and generic support services to be used in the flight segment of spacecraft systems.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services--Subnetwork Packet Service. Magenta Book. Issue 1. December 2009.
This Recommended Practice defines the services and service interfaces provided by the Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services (SOIS) Subnetwork Packet Service.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services--Subnetwork Memory Access Service. Magenta Book. Issue 1. December 2009.
This Recommended Practice defines the services and service interfaces provided by the Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services (SOIS) Subnetwork Memory Access Service.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services--Subnetwork Synchronisation Service. Magenta Book. Issue 1. December 2009.
The Recommended Practice defines the services and service interfaces provided by the Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services (SOIS) Subnetwork Synchronisation Service.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services--Subnetwork Device Discovery Service. Magenta Book. Issue 1. December 2009.
The Recommended Practice defines the services and service interfaces provided by the Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services (SOIS) Subnetwork Device Discovery Service.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services--Subnetwork Test Service. Magenta Book. Issue 1. December 2009.
This Recommended Practice defines the services and service interfaces provided by the Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services (SOIS) Subnetwork Test Service.
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Wireless Network Communications Overview for Space Mission Operations. Green Book. Issue 3. May 2017.
This Informational Report contains background and explanatory material to support the CCSDS wireless network communications Best Practices for networked wireless communications in support of space missions. It examines the possibilities and advantages of the onboard application of wireless communications technology to space missions, describes a set of driving use cases in the space domain, and evaluates the utilization of existing technologies and related terrestrial commercial standards to meet the resulting space-based use case requirements. Also included is relevant tutorial information intended to assist the reader in understanding basic concepts of wireless transmission and networking along with possible issues related to the deployment of wireless networks.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services--RFID-Based Inventory Management Systems. Magenta Book. Issue 1. May 2012.
This document provides recommended practices for the utilization of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) protocol and communication standards in support of inventory management activities associated with space missions.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Services--RFID . Blue Book. Issue 1. October 2017.
This Recommended Standard specifies tag-encoding options that augment, yet remain compatible with, a legacy ISS Inventory Management System tag encoding schema established for early flight experiments.
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Spacecraft Onboard Interface Systems--Low Data-Rate Wireless Communications for Spacecraft Monitoring and Control. Magenta Book. Issue 1. May 2013.
This CCSDS Recommended Practice presents the recommended practices for the utilization of low-data-rate wireless communication technologies in support of spacecraft ground testing and flight monitoring and control applications.
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Space Communications Cross Support--Architecture Description Document. Green Book. Issue 1. November 2013.
This Informational Report describes an architecture in terms of CCSDS-recommended configurations for secure space communications cross support. This architecture is intended to be used as a common framework when CCSDS Agencies 1) provide and use space communications cross support services, and 2) develop systems that provide interoperable space communications cross support services.
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Space Communications Cross Support--Architecture Requirements Document. Magenta Book. Issue 1. May 2015.
This Recommended Practice defines a set of requirements for CCSDS-recommended configurations for secure Space Communications Cross Support (SCCS) architectures.
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Extensible Space Communication Cross Support--Service Management--Concept. Green Book. Issue 1. September 2014.
This Informational Report documents a concept for Space Communication Cross Support Service Management that spans the space mission lifecycle and enables the graceful evolution of Space Communication Cross Support Service Management in step with the evolution of space communication technology.
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Space Link Extension Services—Executive Summary. Green Book. Issue 2. March 2006.
This Administrative Report provides an overview of Space Link Extension (SLE) Services. It is designed to assist readers with their review of existing and future SLE documentation.
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Standard Terminology, Conventions, and Methodology (TCM) for Defining Data Services. Green Book. Issue 1. November 1994.
This Report is a summary of, and cross-reference to, internationally adopted standards for defining data services, and is the result of a study of different data service definition conventions conducted in support of the definition of CCSDS Space Link Extension services. The material contained in the Report is not limited to Space Link Extension services and may be applicable to other data service definition activities of CCSDS and its member Agencies. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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Cross Support Concept — Part 1: Space Link Extension. Green Book. Issue 3. March 2006.
This Report presents the cross support concept for CCSDS Space Link Extension (SLE) services. It identifies the functional components of the ground-resident portion of a space data system and defines the interface points where agency interoperations may occur. This Report summarizes the technical considerations for all cross support of CCSDS-compliant space data systems. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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Cross Support Reference Model—Part 1: Space Link Extension Services. Blue Book. Issue 2. October 2005.
This Recommendation establishes a common framework and provides a common basis for the specification of data services that extend the space-to-ground communication services previously defined by CCSDS. It allows implementing with the development of compatible derived standards for the ground systems that are within their cognizance. The current issue updates terminology to be consistent with current CCSDS usage and adds new subsections on cross support security and the time span of SLE agreements and packages.
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Space Link Extension--Return All Frames Service Specification. Blue Book. Issue 4. August 2016.
The Recommended Standards for Space Link Extension (SLE) services specify data services conformant to the transfer services specified in Cross Support Reference Model—Part 1: SLE Services (CCSDS 910.4-B-2). The current updates add clarifications and corrections, add or update production status annexes for consistency across all five SLE service specifications, and update specifications to accommodate recent additions to the CCSDS Recommended Standards for coding and synchronization.
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Space Link Extension--Return Channel Frames Service Specification. Blue Book. Issue 3. August 2016.
The Recommended Standards for Space Link Extension (SLE) services specify data services conformant to the transfer services specified in Cross Support Reference Model—Part 1: SLE Services (CCSDS 910.4-B-2). The current drafts add clarifications and corrections, add or update production status annexes for consistency across all five SLE service specifications, and update specifications to accommodate recent additions to the CCSDS Recommended Standards for coding and synchronization.
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Space Link Extension--Return Operational Control Fields Service Specification. Blue Book. Issue 3. August 2016.
The Recommended Standards for Space Link Extension (SLE) services specify data services conformant to the transfer services specified in Cross Support Reference Model—Part 1: SLE Services (CCSDS 910.4-B-2). The current drafts add clarifications and corrections, add or update production status annexes for consistency across all five SLE service specifications, and update specifications to accommodate recent additions to the CCSDS Recommended Standards for coding and synchronization.
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Space Link Extension--Enhanced Forward CLTU Service. Orange Book. Issue 1. July 2012.
This Experimental Specification explores AOS data link protocol enhancements to the CCSDS Space Link Extension (SLE) Forward Communications Link Transmission Unit (CLTU) Service.
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Space Link Extension--Forward CLTU Service Specification. Blue Book. Issue 4. August 2016.
The Recommended Standards for Space Link Extension (SLE) services specify data services conformant to the transfer services specified in Cross Support Reference Model—Part 1: SLE Services (CCSDS 910.4-B-2). The current drafts add clarifications and corrections, add or update production status annexes for consistency across all five SLE service specifications, and update specifications to accommodate recent additions to the CCSDS Recommended Standards for coding and synchronization.
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Space Link Extension--Forward Space Packet Service Specification. Blue Book. Issue 3. August 2016.
The Recommended Standards for Space Link Extension (SLE) services specify data services conformant to the transfer services specified in Cross Support Reference Model—Part 1: SLE Services (CCSDS 910.4-B-2). The current drafts add clarifications and corrections, add or update production status annexes for consistency across all five SLE service specifications, and update specifications to accommodate recent additions to the CCSDS Recommended Standards for coding and synchronization.
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Space Link Extension--Internet Protocol for Transfer Services. Blue Book. Issue 2. September 2015.
The Recommended Standard for Space Link Extension-Internet Protocol for Transfer Services defines a protocol for transfer of SLE Protocol Data Units using TCP/IP. The current issue changes the hash function algorithm for secure one-way hash function from SHA-1 to SHA-256.
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Space Link Extension--Application Program Interface for Transfer Services--Core Specification. Magenta Book. Issue 2. September 2015.
This Recommended Practice defines a C++ Application Program Interface (API) for CCSDS Space Link Extension (SLE) Transfer Services. The API is intended for use by application programs implementing SLE services. The current issue updates text to be consistent with the current versions of the SLE service specifications. The current version of this document contains all updates through technical corrigendum 1, dated August 2016.
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Corrigendum 1 to 914.0-M-2, issued September 2015. Magenta Book. Issue 2 Cor. 1. August 2016.
This corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS 914.0-M-2, Space Link Extension—Application Program Interface for Transfer Services—Core Specification (Magenta Book, Issue 2, September 2015).
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Space Link Extension—Application Program Interface for Transfer Services—Summary of Concept and Rationale. Green Book. Issue 1. January 2006.
This Report presents a summary of supplementary information supporting the CCSDS documents that specify the Application Program Interface (API) for SLE transfer services. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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Space Link Extension—Application Program Interface for Transfer Services—Application Programmer's Guide. Green Book. Issue 2. October 2008.
This Application Programmer's Guide provides tutorial material for software developers wishing to integrate the API into SLE user applications or SLE provider applications. In particular, it explains how to create and configure API components and discusses a number of scenarios demonstrating how an application can use the API. The CCSDS conducts periodic reconfirmation reviews of its publications to assure their continued relevance. This Informational Report has been reconfirmed through June 2022.
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Space Link Extension—Application Program Interface for Return All Frames Service. Magenta Book. Issue 2. September 2015.
This Recommended Practice specifies a C++ Application Program Interface (API) for the CCSDS Space Link Extension Return All Frames Service (RAF) Service. The API is intended for use by application programs implementing the SLE RAF Service. The current issue updates text to be consistent with the current version of the SLE RAF service specification and differentiates applicability by SLE RAF service specification version.
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Space Link Extension—Application Program Interface for Return Channel Frames Service. Magenta Book. Issue 2. September 2015.
This Recommended Practice specifies a C++ Application Program Interface (API) for the CCSDS Space Link Extension Return Channel Frames (RCF) Service. The API is intended for use by application programs implementing the SLE RCF Service. The current issue updates text to be consistent with the current version of the SLE RCF service specification and differentiates applicability by SLE RCF service specification version.
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Space Link Extension—Application Program Interface for Return Operational Control Fields Service. Magenta Book. Issue 2. September 2015.
This Recommended Practice specifies a C++ Application Program Interface (API) for the CCSDS Space Link Extension Return Operational Control Fields (ROCF) Service. The API is intended for use by application programs implementing the SLE ROCF Service. The current issue updates text to be consistent with the current version of the SLE ROCF service specification and differentiates applicability by SLE ROCF service specification version.
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Space Link Extension—Application Program Interface for the Forward CLTU Service. Magenta Book. Issue 2. September 2015.
This Recommended Practice specifies a C++ Application Program Interface (API) for the CCSDS Space Link Extension Forward CLTU (FCLTU) Service. The API is intended for use by application programs implementing the SLE FCLTU Service. The current issue updates text to be consistent with the current version of the SLE FCLTU service specification and differentiates applicability by SLE FCLTU service specification version.
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Space Link Extension—Application Program Interface for the Forward Space Packet Service. Magenta Book. Issue 2. September 2015.
This Recommended Practice specifies a C++ Application Program Interface (API) for the CCSDS Space Link Extension Forward Space Packet (FSP) Service. The API is intended for use by application programs implementing the SLE FSP Service. The current issue updates text to be consistent with the current version of the SLE FSP service specification and differentiates applicability by SLE FSP service specification version.
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Cross Support Transfer Service--Specification Framework. Blue Book. Issue 1. April 2017.
This Recommended Standard defines the various logical components required for specifying Cross Support Transfer Services.
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Cross Support Transfer Services--Monitored Data Service. Blue Book. Issue 1. April 2017.
This Recommended Standard defines the Monitored Data Cross Support Transfer Service (CSTS), which allows a spaceflight mission to receive cyclic reports on, and to query the current values of, the parameters that are pertinent to cross support services being provided by a Cross Support Complex. The Monitored Data service also allows a spaceflight mission to receive notifications of the occurrence of events of interest associated with the services that are being provided by a Cross Support Complex.
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Organization and Processes for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 4. April 2014.
This CCSDS Record describes the CCSDS organization and defines procedures used by the CCSDS. The current issue clarifies/expands online polling procedures and adds procedures for online charter and project definition. The current version of this document contains all updates through corrigendum 2, dated January 2016.
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Corrigendum 1 to CCSDS A02.1-Y-4, Issued April 2014. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 4 Cor. 1. February 2015.
This Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS A02.1-Y-4, Organization and Processes for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (Yellow Book, Issue 4, April 2014).
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Corrigendum 2 to CCSDS A02.1-Y-4, Issued April 2014. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 4 Cor. 2. January 2016.
This Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS A02.1-Y-4, Organization and Processes for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (Yellow Book, Issue 4, April 2014).
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CCSDS Publications Manual. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 4. April 2014.
The CCSDS Publications Manual defines a set of style specifications intended to standardize the appearance and format of CCSDS publications. It is intended to serve as both a guide for CCSDS document developers and an editorial manual for publishers of CCSDS Documents. The current issue adds material indicated by CCSDS A02.1-Y-4, Organization and Processes for the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (Yellow Book, Issue 4, April 2014). The current version of this document contains all updates through corrigendum 1, dated February 2015.
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Corrigendum 1 to CCSDS A20.0-Y-4, issued April 2014. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 4 Cor. 1. February 2015.
This Corrigendum documents changes to CCSDS A20.0-Y-4, CCSDS Publications Manual (Yellow Book, Issue 4, April 2014).
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CCSDS Implementation Conformance Statements. Yellow Book - CCSDS Normative Procedures. Issue 1. April 2014.
This CCSDS Record defines the minimum requirements for CCSDS Implementation Conformance Statement (ICS) and Protocol ICS (PICS) proformas.
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Proceedings of the CCSDS RF and Modulation Subpanel 1E Meeting at the German Space Operations Centre September 20-24, 1993 . Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 1. October 1993.
This Record is a collection of papers presented to the CCSDS RF and Modulation Subpanel Meeting in September 1993. The original printed volume has been scanned in order to make it available for on-lineviewing and downloading. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) has been applied to the file in order to make it searchable; however, OCR errors are to be expected, and only the scanned page images can be considered to represent original document content with fidelity.
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Proceedings of the CCSDS RF and Modulation Subpanel 1E on Bandwidth-Efficient Modulations. Yellow Book - Reports and Records. Issue 2. June 2001.
This Report consists of comparative and technical studies prepared for CCSDS Subpanel 1E concerning bandwidth-efficient modulations. These studies were conducted to evaluate existing and new technologies in an effort to improve RF communication channel efficiencies.

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