[CESG] Re: Request to try to recover unused SCIDs from agencies

Marc Blanchet info at sanaregistry.org
Tue Nov 17 12:04:02 UTC 2015

On 17 Nov 2015, at 3:33, Shames, Peter M (312B) wrote:

> Dear SANA,
> Based on discussions in the 16 Nov 2015 joint CMC / CESG meeting we 
> have a request for you.  There is increasing sense of urgency that we 
> do something (relatively) quickly to avoid exhausting the available 
> SCIDs.  We wish to request that you try again to recover SCIDs for 
> spacraft that are no longer being actively communicated with.  The 
> specific request is that you do the following:


> 1.  Prepare for each agency the list of their spacecraft that have 
> assigned SCIDs.
> 2.  Indicate which of these spacecraft that we believe are no longer 
> operational, such as all the NASA Space Shuttles.

who is going to provide this information (« spacecraft that we believe 
are no longer operational »)?


> 3.  Send the list for each agency to the Agency Head’s of Delegation 
> (the CMC members) and also the identified Agency Representatives who 
> have authority to request / rescind SCIDs.
> 4.  Describe the urgency with this request and ask that they identify 
> all of the spacecraft that are no longer operational or being actively 
> communicated with.
> 5.  Ask that they reply within one (1) month.
> We recognize that we have done something like this in the past, with 
> limited success.  Regardless we would like to try it again and we are 
> asking the CMC members to assist in getting this done.  If needed we 
> will contact each of these Agency Representatives directly, and in 
> person.
> Please let us know when you will be able to start this.
> Thanks, Peter
> ________________________________________________________
> Peter Shames
> CCSDS System Engineering Area Director
> Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 301-490
> California Institute of Technology
> Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
> Telephone: +1 818 354-5740,  Fax: +1 818 393-6871
> Internet:  Peter.M.Shames at jpl.nasa.gov
> ________________________________________________________
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> Niklaus Wirth
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