Overview: The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) was formed in 1982 by the major space agencies of the world to provide a forum for discussion of common problems in the development and operation of space data systems. It is composed of over ten member agencies, twenty-two observer agencies, and over 100 industrial associates. Since its establishment, it has been actively developing recommendations for data- and information-systems standards to reduce the cost to the various agencies of performing common data functions by eliminating unjustified project-unique design and development, and promote interoperability and cross support among cooperating space agencies to reduce operations costs by sharing facilities.
Specifications: Available at: http://public.ccsds.org/publications/default.aspx
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Current Status: Active
Last Updated: August 16, 2013