What is CCSDS (Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems)?

The Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) was established in 1982 for governmental and quasi-governmental space agencies to examine and make guidelines for space data and data frameworks. It is composed of “eleven member agencies, 28 observer organizations, and more than 140 industrial associates,”. The CCSDS works to assist collaboration and interoperability between member agencies through the foundation of information and system standards.