Project Title

Fragmentation Data Message



Document Number



2.02 Navigation Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

As a new data format in the Navigation Working Group, Mission Operations and Information Management Services Area (MOIMS), the Fragmentation Data Message (FDM) is proposed that contains information relevant to a specific fragmentation event which occurred in orbit. Fragmentation data are expected to be exchanged between entities monitoring the space object environment (networks of Space Surveillance and Tracking sensors), event modellers, and users of a fragmentation analysis service, among them the potentially affected spacecraft operators.

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

Three current members of the Navigation Working Group are active in the field of space object fragmentation events. They are not aware of any standardization efforts in this area to date.


Book Editor

Book Editor Resources

The prospective book editor estimates 8 months +/- 1 month over the period of the document development.

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

Given that the ESA representative in the Working Group already has functional software used in fragmentation studies, the adaptation to support a multi-agency standard is viewed as approximately 8 months +/- 1 month.

Prototype 2


Prototype 2 Resources

The second prototype will be developed by another member of the Navigation WG who works for GMV (he represents ESA in the Nav WG). Given that there is already functional GMV software used in fragmentation studies (independent of the software used by ESA), the adaptation to support a multi-agency standard is viewed as approximately 8 months +/- 1 month.

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources



Monitor Only

Resource Comments

No issues known.


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 Bullet12/31/2023CMC-P-2023-12-003
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/8/2024
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/15/2024
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/15/2024
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/30/2025
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/31/2025
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/15/2025
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/15/2025
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/15/2026
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/31/2026
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet7/15/2026
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet7/15/2026
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/15/2026
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 135.0
Created at 2/15/2016 10:00 AM by Berry David
Last modified at 5/3/2024 6:44 AM by David Berry