Project Title

Reference Architecture for Space Data Systems (RASDS), revision 2



Document Number



1.01 System Architecture Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

Space data system reference architecture framework and methodology. Based on RM-ODP and ISO 42010 concepts. To include edits identified during use for SCCS-ARD and ASL-ADD, as well as an annex with a new MBSE representation. Also to incorporate new viewpoints for ISO TC20/SC14.

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

There are more abstract reference architectures, such as ISO 42010, that are adopted, but they do not define the needed viewpoint specs nd methods for this space systems domain. DoDAF is too much focused upon procurement as opposed to technical architecture desxcriptions.


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

6 mm

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

NASA will provide the needed book editor resources. Resources will also be provided by other US entities ourside of NASA, representing ISO TC20/SC14


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Green Bullet = Required for Green Books
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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 Bullet2/26/2021
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/2/2020
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/25/2021
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/30/2021
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/24/2021
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/28/2022
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/24/2022
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/23/2022
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/23/2022
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet2/24/2023
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet6/23/2023
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/25/2023
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/27/2023
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/19/2024
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 229.0
Created at 1/28/2021 6:34 PM by Peter Shames
Last modified at 5/16/2024 5:30 PM by Shelbun Cheng