Project Title

Re-Entry Data Messsage



Document Number



2.02 Navigation Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Satellite operators exchange several types of messages already covered by CCSDS standards, covering orbits, tracking observations, attitude state and conjunctions. However, currently no standard exists covering spacecraft re-entries. A system observing the space environment and determining the orbits of the objects encountered (existing and several proposed space surveillance systems) can predict when an object will re-enter and issue the appropriate warnings. The system can also enable experts to work on the provided data.

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

In the Space Situational Awareness/Space Surveillance and Tracking program of ESA interfaces between different software and sensor systems are investigated. While the CCSDS CDM, ODM, and TDM are used, a similar messages for the re-entry predictions does not exist.


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Schedule Milestones
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Original Completion Date
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Project ApprovedOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2016
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/30/2016
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/31/2016
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/15/2017
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/15/2017
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/30/2017
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/31/2017
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/31/2017
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/2017Publication date of RDM R1.3 containing RID updates
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue BulletFirst "Secretariat Document Processing" was "Final"
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue BulletFirst "Agency Review" was "Final"
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue BulletFirst "RID Resolution" was "Final"
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet6/30/2018Date of final test sheet in RDM Test Report
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet6/30/2018Date of final test sheet in RDM Test Report
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/31/2018CMC Poll CMC-P-2019-11-004, 10 votes to "Adopt"
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Version: 401.0
Created at 7/1/2015 6:29 PM by Berry David
Last modified at 12/4/2019 8:31 AM by Brian Oliver