Project Title

Proximity Link Default Session Access Control Parameters for the Mars and Lunar Enterprises - A Utilization Profile”



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Document Type


Description of Document

This new Orange book is a Utilization Profile - taken from the Org & Proc, Sec B.1.1.a: 3) CCSDS Recommended Standard: Utilization Profile (a document that specifies how to use one or more existing CCSDS Blue Books or other normative standards to perform a particular function) of defining specific default communication parameters that details the protocol option space for specific Enterprises. It specifically defines the default proximity session communication parameters for: Session Establishment (currently achieved via Hailing) and Moving onto a Working Channel. Ergo the title is most appropriately called, Deployment of Session Access Control Parameters in Space Enterprises The Introductory chapter (1) … how this orange book connects up with the existing Prox-1 and USLP SDLPs. Chapter 2 Mars (document de-facto the Prox-1 default link Establishment and Working Channel parameter values used at Mars) Chapter 3 Lunar (Default Link Establishment and Working Channel parameters) I) First Deployment – Lunar Pathfinder II) 2nd Generation – Eclipse 3c, et Note that one can use the USLP transfer frame or the Prox-1 transfer frame while utilizing the data link session control defined in CCSDS 211.0-B (Prox-1 Space Data Link Protocol).

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

Survey indicated there are no other documents within CCSDS like this proposed Orange Book


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

0.1 FTE

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

NASA contractor (Vulcan Wireless) is implementing Lunar Lander/Rover proximity radio.

Prototype 2


Prototype 2 Resources

ESA contractor (SSTL) is implementing Lunar Orbiter proximity radio.

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources



Monitor Only


Resource Comments

Implementations are underway by both contractors so it behooves CCSDS to provide guidance to both of them by means of this Orange book as soon as possible.


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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 Bullet5/12/2023
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/15/2023
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/29/2023
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet6/26/2023
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/31/2023
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet8/28/2023
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet9/11/2023
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet10/2/2023
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 Bullet11/10/2023
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Version: 1.0
Created at 4/13/2023 6:46 PM by Greg Kazz
Last modified at 4/13/2023 6:46 PM by Greg Kazz