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Project Title

Cross Support Service Management: File Transfer, Ground Segment, Recommended Profile



Project Status

On Schedule

Project Phase

RID Resolution 2

Document Number



3.03 Cross Support Service Management Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Application profile and practices, on the ground, between agencies for a) Transfer protocol b) File packaging mechanism and structuring c) File Type identifications and naming conventions d) Inter-agency management of file type identifications d) Applying security, especially as applicable to file transfer end points e) Account management (relative to selected protocol and security) f) Directory naming conventions g) Basic file service operations such as providing a manifest of stored files, notification of received file, etc. h) Management policy statement (e.g., storage limits, data retention duration)

Applicable Patents

There are no patent issues for this technology that are known by the CCSDS community

Patent Comments

Survey of Similar Standards
Documents or Projects
Undertaken in Other Bodies
and elsewhere in CCSDS

There are several potential supporting standards that can be utilized in the areas of file packaging, transfer protocol, etc., but to the best of our (CCSDS) knowledge, there is no current recommendation that addresses the scope as indicated above, especially for CCSDS member space agencies.


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

6 MM

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

2 MM

Prototype 2


Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources



Monitor Only


Resource Comments


Legend for Schedule Milestones
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Note - Red Books are Draft Blue/Magenta Books

Schedule Milestones
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Original Completion Date
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Estimated Completion Date
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Actual Completion Date
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Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/26/201510/26/201510/26/2015
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/26/201510/26/201510/26/2015
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/6/20153/30/20163/30/2016
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/1/20154/29/20164/29/2016
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/20168/28/20188/28/2018Significant resource shortage developed after Cleveland meetings.
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/1/20161/25/20191/25/2019
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/20165/19/20195/19/2019
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/1/20169/2/20199/2/2019
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/1/20161/20/20203/6/2020
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/1/20165/7/20205/7/2020
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet12/1/20167/15/2020
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/31/20179/15/2020
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/28/201710/15/2020
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet10/1/20166/30/20196/30/2019
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet12/1/20166/30/20196/30/2019
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/30/201711/15/2020
Total Time to Complete
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Version: 785.0
Created at 10/6/2014 8:18 PM by Barkley Erik
Last modified at 5/29/2020 4:36 PM by Erik Barkley