Project Title

Update to Bundle Protocol Specification



Document Number



6.09 Delay Tolerant Networking Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Updates to BP specification to be compatible with the BP version 7 specification forthcoming from the IETF.

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

IETF work in DTN


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

3 WM.

Prototype 1

Prototype 1 Resources

1 SM -- will use ION, 2 SM allocated to execute the interoperability tests; test plan can be largely reused from previous version.

Prototype 2

Prototype 2 Resources

4 SM -- There should be other independent implementations based off of the IETF version that we can draw from. NASA MSFC volunteered their DTNME (DTN2-derived) implemetnation.

Prototype 3

Not Required

Prototype 3 Resources

CNES may be able to provide an additional prototype (in cooperation with Thales Alena-Space) Depending on timing, JAXA may also have an implementation.



Monitor Only


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 Bullet8/1/2020DRAFT dates as of 20180413
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/1/2020
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/2021
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2021
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/1/2021
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2021
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/1/2021
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/1/2021
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/1/2021
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/2022
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2022
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/1/2022
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/1/2022
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet5/1/2022
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet5/1/2022
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/1/2022
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 296.0
Created at 4/13/2018 10:39 AM by Keith Scott
Last modified at 4/14/2023 4:50 PM by Tom Gannett