Project Title

Mission Operations - Message Abstraction Layer Binding to HTTP Transport and XML Encoding



Document Number



2.04 Spacecraft Monitoring and Control Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Specification for Mission Operation (MO) Services over HTTP communication and XML message encoding.

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



Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

6mm. The specification of MO bindings to a transport and encoding is not a complext conceptual matter but more a question of a mapping. The existing SPP blue book provides a good template for producing other binding specifications. However a major part of the work is already done in the context of a parallel ESA activity (outside CCSDS), which has produced a draft specification in the expected Blue Book format. Hence it is expected that 1mm of effort shall be needed in the WG for the review and finalisation of the book.

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

3 mm. See the point above. A PoC will also be implemented as part of the above mentioned ESA parallel activity.

Prototype 2


Prototype 2 Resources

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources



Monitor Only


Resource Comments

see the comments above. In the context of an already approved and funded ESA/NASA-JPL MO prototype it is planned to use HTTP communication and XML encoding, based on the available white book. Hence this activity will contribute to the improvement of the book and to its prototyping, resulting in less required effort for the final review and prototyping activity in the CCSDS context.


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 Bullet3/30/2015
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/30/2015
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/31/2015
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/30/2015
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/2015
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/31/2016
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/30/2016
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 210.0
Created at 3/25/2015 2:55 PM by Sarkarati Mehran
Last modified at 10/15/2018 5:52 PM by Brian Oliver