[CMC] Projected Attendance for the Fall 2021 CCSDS Meetings

Dorothea.Richter at dlr.de Dorothea.Richter at dlr.de
Fri Aug 27 12:38:08 UTC 2021

Dear all,

at the moment, business travel to foreign countries for DLR employees is not impossible but requires a special permission. This permission will most likely not be given for meetings which can also be held remotely, so - unfortunately - the answer by DLR is also NO.

The only possibility I personally see is to get this approval not for a big group of people for the technical meetings, but just for myself to attend the CMC meetings which have a much smaller audience.

Best regards,


Von: CMC <cmc-bounces at mailman.ccsds.org> im Auftrag von Nicolas.Bobrinsky at esa.int <Nicolas.Bobrinsky at esa.int>
Gesendet: Freitag, 27. August 2021 13:04:04
An: Blackwood, Michael D
Cc: Marita.Roth at esa.int; 'cmc at mailman.ccsds.org'
Betreff: Re: [CMC] Projected Attendance for the Fall 2021 CCSDS Meetings

Dear Michael, dear colleagues from the CMC,

in ESA we expect that travel will be possible in October for the midterm CMC meeting in Toulouse.

So, the answer is "Yes" for in-person attendance.

Best regards,

Nicolas Bobrinsky
Head of the Ground Systems Engineering and Innovation Department

European Space Agency ESA/ESOC
Robert-Bosch-Str. 5, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany
nicolas.bobrinsky at esa.int | www.esa.int/ssa
T +49 6151 90 2543

From:        "Blackwood, Michael D via CMC" <cmc at mailman.ccsds.org>
To:        "'cmc at mailman.ccsds.org'" <cmc at mailman.ccsds.org>
Date:        25/08/2021 19:29
Subject:        [CMC] Projected Attendance for the Fall 2021 CCSDS Meetings
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Dear CMC Members,

With so many CMC members being out of the office during August it proved too difficult to schedule a midterm CMC meeting with a majority of members present. I will be starting a new poll to select a date in September for the CMC’s midterm meeting. CNES requires a decision about hosting the fall CCSDS meetings in-person as quickly as possible. I would ask that each CMC member reply to this email sharing their agency’s position on in-person attendance for the fall CCSDS meetings, scheduled 18-28 October, 2021. Having conferred with Sami Asmar, I have included NASA’s position in this message.

In preparing a schedule for the technical meetings, I have learned that CCSDS’s Data Archive Interoperability, Onboard Wireless, and Optical Communications Working Groups have decided that they will meet remotely this fall regardless of CCSDS’s decision. I know of two other working groups that are currently discussing this possibility. Please take this into consideration when forming your agency’s position.

NASA’s travel policy at the moment is mixed as each center has determined their own travel policy based on national and local regulations. No attendance from NASA-JPL will be possible. Though NASA-GSFC NASA-MSFC, and NASA-JSC attendance would be possible under their current policies, we expect this not to be the case by 18 October 2021. The United States Centers for Disease Control has placed the United States and France on their list of countries with Very High risk of COVID transmission. We do not expect travel for non-mission critical events to be possible beginning shortly.

Best regards,

Michael Blackwood
CCSDS Secretariat

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