Project Title

XML Telemetric and Command Exchange (XTCE) Informational Report



Document Number

660.2 (originally 660.0—renumbered for issue 2)


2.04 Spacecraft Monitoring and Control Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

This is the 5-year update to a document by the same title dated July 2006. Updates are needed both to refresh the text and to reflect the XTCE 1.2 Blue Book which is expected to be approved in late 2018 following formal release from the Object Management Group. This document provides background and overview material regarding the standard and use of XTCE as a mission telemetry and command dictionary exchange standard.

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

This is an update to existing document CCSDS 660.0-G-1


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

4 months

Prototype 1

Not Required

Prototype 1 Resources


Prototype 2

Not Required

Prototype 2 Resources


Prototype 3

Not Required

Prototype 3 Resources




Monitor Only


Resource Comments

This is a necessary, but fairly simple update to an existing document. NASA has been involved in the OMG standards group to update the joint XTCE standard and is well suited to make the changes.


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 Bullet11/1/2018
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/1/2018
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/1/2019
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/28/2019
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/15/2019
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/1/2019
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/30/2019
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/31/2019
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 Bullet8/1/2019
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 179.0
Created at 6/18/2018 1:15 PM by Danford Smith
Last modified at 3/2/2021 11:08 AM by Laura Stafford