Project Title

Navigation Green Book (Version 3 500.0-G-3)


Document Number



2.02 Navigation Working Group

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Description of Document

<div>Update of the Navigation Green Book 500.0-G-2.
<br>Spacecraft navigation data are exchanged between CCSDS Member Agencies during cross support of space missions. The purpose of this document is to establish a common understanding for the exchange of spacecraft navigation data. For purposes of this document, orientation and maneuver information are included as part of the spacecraft navigation process.
<br>Types of navigation data exchanged, and discussed in this document, include:&nbsp;
<br>– properties and measurements of spacecraft dynamics;
<br>– ground station information;
<br>– environmental models;
<br>– tracking data;
<br>– spacecraft attitude data;
<br>– orbital elements;
<br>– ancillary data required for spacecraft navigation.</div>

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There are no patent issues for this technology that are known by the CCSDS community

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Because this is a Green Book, there are no patent issues.

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Green Bullet = Required for Green Books
Magenta Bullet = Required for Magenta Books
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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 Bullet5/26/2006First charter update after publication of CCSDS 500.0-G-2, includes "updated Green Book" as deliverable.
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet12/31/2008
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet1/30/2009
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet3/31/2009
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/30/2009
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/31/2009
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/30/2009
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 Bullet7/31/2009CMC Poll closed 05/28/2010 (ADOPT: 10 (100%) (ASI, BNSC, CNES, CNSA, CSA, DLR, ESA, INPE, JAXA, NASA)
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Version: 417.0
Created at 9/12/2008 2:45 PM by Berry David
Last modified at 4/8/2013 11:18 PM by CCSDS Tech Support