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 member agencies, observer agencies, and industrial associates. It develops 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