Dr. Horst Kummer
Dr. Horst Kummer, one of the CCSDS co-founders, has passed away on 11th April 2015,
aged 85 years. He was the leader from the European site, co-ordinating the development of data/communications
technology and standards that enable multinational missions ensuring cross-support interoperability.
Dr. Kummer was the first CCSDS Panel 1 Chair, and later the CCSDS TSG
(Technical Steering Group) chair, which was equivalent to the current
(CCSDS Engineering Steering Group).
He is credited as one of the inventors of the TM / TC packet standards. Dr. Kummer will be remembered not only
due to his technical and managerial skills, but also as the CCSDS European co-ordinator and strong consensus
enabler within the CCSDS organization.