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Standardizing Navigation Data: A Status UpdateThis paper presents the work of the Navigation Working Group of the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) on development of standards addressing the transfer of orbit, attitude and tracking data for space objects. Much progress has been made since the initial presentation of the standards in 2004, including the progression of the orbit data standard to an accepted standard, and the near completion of the attitude and tracking data standards. The orbit, attitude and tracking standards attempt to address predominant parameterizations for their respective data, and create a message format that enables communication of the data across space agencies and other entities. The messages detailed in each standard are built upon a keyword = value paradigm, where a fixed list of keywords is provided in the standard where users specify information about their data, and also use keywords to encapsulate their data. The paper presents a primer on the CCSDS standardization process to put in context the state of the message standards, and the parameterizations supported in each standard, then shows examples of these standards for orbit, attitude and tracking data. Finalization of the standards is expected by the end of calendar year 2007.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
VanEepoel, John M.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Berry, David S.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Pallaschke, Siegmar
(European Space Agency. European Space Operations Center Darmstadt, Germany)
Foliard, Jacques
(Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Toulouse, France)
Kiehling, Reinhard
(Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. Wessling, Germany)
Ogawa, Mina
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tsukuba, Japan)
Showell, Avanaugh
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Fertig, Juergen
(European Space Agency. European Space Operations Center Darmstadt, Germany)
Castronuovo, Marco
(ASI/Sede Legale Rome, Italy)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 24, 2007
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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