Project Title

Delta-DOR Quasar Catalogue development



Document Number



1.06 Delta-DOR Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

This book provides: - Recommended practices for developing and updating the quasar catalogs that are needed to define the reference frame used for spacecraft navigation and for Delta-DOR. - The need for a specialized catalog for each Radio Frequency band is discussed. - The need for global distribution of tracking assets to provide complete sky coverage is addressed. - The process of organizing and carrying out an observation campaign is addressed. - The process of building or updating a catalog from a large data set is addressed. - The process of validating a catalog is addressed.

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
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Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

NASA-JPL: Jim Border (Project allocation: 4MM)

Prototype 1

Not Required

Prototype 1 Resources

Prototype 2

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Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources



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Resource Comments


Legend for Schedule Milestones
Orange Bullet = Required for Orange Books
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 Bullet10/31/2013CMC-P-2013-11-003 +DLR confirmation
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/3/2013
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/30/2014
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/31/2014
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/15/2015Comments from AD received and processed at the Fall 2015 Meeting
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/15/2015
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/30/2015Document sumitted for AR after WG resolution
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/30/2015
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/31/2015
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/31/2015
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet12/31/2015
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/31/2016
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/31/2016
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/31/2016
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 363.0
Created at 9/27/2013 2:21 AM by Madde Roberto
Last modified at 2/26/2018 10:53 PM by Brian Oliver