CCSDS Associates are scientific and industrial entities desiring a formal tie with the CCSDS, which allows them to more closely monitor and possibly influence the technical document development process.
Associates may participate in the working groups
and in the document development process
with the explicit approval of a sponsoring CCSDS Member
or Observer Agency
Associates may also submit concept or position papers through their sponsoring Member or Observer Agency. Generally, the sponsor agency and CCSDS Commercial
Associate shall be from the same country; however, multinational organizations (e.g., ESA) can sponsor a Associate provided that the Associate candidate is
from a country affiliated with the sponsor agency.
To apply for a CCSDS Associate membership, please complete the appropriate application below and submit it to the
appropriate Member or Observer Agency representative for sponsorship. Once sponsored, it will be forwarded to the Secretariat for final approval.
How to Become a Commercial Associate