Project Title

5Y Review - Mission Operations--Message Abstraction Layer Binding to HTTP Transport and XML Encoding



Document Number



2.04 Spacecraft Monitoring and Control Working Group

Document Type


Description of Document

5 Years review of the published BB. Minor updates to align with the updted BB MAL 521.0-B-3 Pink Sheet approach for the minor changes. No new prototyping needed.

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


Book Editor


Book Editor Resources

The update of the book has already been completed as part of the MAL BB update. Hence no additional resources required.

Prototype 1


Prototype 1 Resources

1 MM

Prototype 2


Prototype 2 Resources

3 MM (man month)

Prototype 3

Prototype 3 Resources



Monitor Only


Resource Comments

An opensource implementation of the BB exists already (NASA). A second implementation of the HTTP also exists (ESA). Only minor updates are expected to reflect alignment with the updated MAL BB. No new prototyping needed.


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 Bullet6/1/2023
Project Start DateOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/1/2022The Blue Book has been already updated by ESA
Internal WG Review
First Draft Circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet7/16/2023
First Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Second draft circulated to WGOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Second Draft Comments DueOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final WB Submitted to AD for Further ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
External Milestones
Secretariat Document ProcessingOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet11/30/2023Pink Sheet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet4/2/2024
Secretariat Document Processing 2Magenta BulletBlue Bullet
Final Agency ReviewMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
RID ResolutionMagenta BulletBlue Bullet
First Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet11/30/2023NA (Pink Sheet)
Second Prototype DevelopmentBlue Bullet11/30/2023NA (Pink Sheet)
CMC ApprovalOrange BulletGreen BulletMagenta BulletBlue Bullet5/30/2024
Total Time to Complete
(in months)
Version: 76.0
Created at 5/12/2023 11:40 AM by Mehran Sarkarati
Last modified at 11/10/2023 4:18 AM by Mehran Sarkarati