Project Title

XML Telemetric and Command Exchange (XTCE) 1.2



Document Number



2.04 Spacecraft Monitoring and Control Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

This is a minor update of the already available blue book to correct obvious mistakes/typos and to improve the schema annotations.

The XML Telemetric and Command Exchange (XTCE) is an XML based format aim at facilitating the exchange of spacecraft telemetry and command databases between different organizations and systems during any mission phase. Such a non-proprietary format avoids the need for customized import/export tools, and the validation and new implementation of mission databases, which are often error-prone. The scope of XTCE is limited to the exchange of satellite telemetry and commanding databases. XTCE can be used to exchange a database between spacecraft manufacturers, instrument manufacturers, and different systems of the ground segment. It can also be used as an exchange mechanism between different development teams or between missions, which enhances database re-use.

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


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Green Bullet = Required for Green Books
Magenta Bullet = Required for Magenta Books
Blue Bullet = Required for Blue Books
Note - Red Books are Draft Blue/Magenta Books

Schedule Milestones
Orange BookGreen BookMagenta BookBlue Book
Original Completion Date
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
(Date in M/D/YYYY format.)
Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/1/2008
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/1/2008
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/30/2009
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/15/2009
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/15/2009
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/15/2009
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/1/2009
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/8/2009
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/23/2009Requesting simple up/down vote of approved book from the Object Management Group.
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/5/2009
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue BulletMinimal, this is a book from the OMG.
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue BulletNot required.
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue BulletRIDS passed to the OMG.
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue BulletNot required on this update.
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue BulletNot required on this update.
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/2/2009
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 671.0
Created at 11/23/2008 9:52 AM by Merri Mario
Last modified at 3/1/2020 2:26 PM by Laura Stafford