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August 28, 2019

Time input is now consistent across the system

Time input interpretation has been harmonised across the system. You may need to double-check your sequences for correctness of time arguments to TOPE commands.When a time argument is passed to a TOPE command (e.g. tcsend or utope::processtmpacket), the system will interpret it in the following order: ISO time raw archive time (nanoseconds from the 1970 […]

July 4, 2019

New release 1.0.25105

A new CCS5, TSC and uNIS release is now available on the website.Common enhancements for TSC and CCS5: Upgraded Qt to version 5.12.2 and the Windows compiler to MSVC2017. Please note that as a consequence of this upgrade, the minimal supported Linux versions are now RHEL/CentOS 7.4 and OpenSUSE Leap 42.3. Added a new setting […]

March 22, 2019

Parallel processing of virtual channels

A new feature to process multiple VC at the same time is available in CCS5 daily builds.Typically, a satellite might download two types of telemetry in parallel on different VC, for example: VC0 – live telemetry containing the status of the satellite now; VC7 – recorded telemetry, recorded and stored onboard before the ground contact, […]

February 22, 2019

Improvements in the MIB loading process

The system’s behaviour (TM&TC) generally remains consistent with previous versions, but the system is more rigorous in checking the loaded contents, especially where duplicates appear after merging several MIB’s.You are not obliged to clean up duplicates immediately, but you will see warnings. These warnings are correct, and you should clean up as soon as it […]

February 22, 2019

New CCS5 release 1.0.24088

We are thrilled to announce a new CCS5/TSC/uNIS release!Besides numerous bug fixes, you will find a handful of new features as well: Improved diagnostics of inconsistencies when loading a MIB. ConfigureCCS allows to send hearbeats via Message Broker (NATS) instead of UDP broadcast. When using this option, CCS workstations and a server no longer need […]

November 23, 2018


A beta version of the PowerPC CPU core model is now available in the nigthly builds. The current modelled CPU is based on the PPC750, i.e. 32 bit, without Altivec support.

November 13, 2018

New CCS5 release 1.0.23435

After six months of hard work we have published a new CCS5 release with many improvements.Here are the most notable new features included in this release: uNIS got a dedicated MMI widget that is available alongside GSFE View. It is also possible to use uNIS with TSC. TM parameter description (PCF_DESCR) has been added to […]

November 13, 2018

CCS5 in the MicroCarb project

We proudly announce that CCS5 has been selected for the CNES/UK Space Agency MicroCarb project.Terma has been contracted by spacecraft prime contractor Thales Alenia Space UK to deliver a turn-key Central Checkout System to support the spacecraft AIT phase. The aim of the project is to launch an Earth Observation satellite to monitor and characterize […]

July 10, 2018

Text and numeric curves are allowed to have the same name

Therefore, remember to set a proper PCF_CATEG depending on calibration curves.The new release enforces that when a curve is textual (TXF/TXP) PCF_CATEG must be set to “S”, and not “N”. MIB ICD 6.9 page 46 specifies this.The reason is that SCOS2000 allows curves in CAF and TXF to have the same name, distinguished only by […]

July 10, 2018

Stored procedure permission with MySQL

The treatment for an error “Execute command denied for routine”.It may happen, when MySQL is the configured database, and TMIDX is getting large, that user ‘ccsuser’ doesn’t have sufficient privileges to execute stored procedures. Some users encounter this problem after a CCS upgrade, and ‘ccsuser’ had not previously been configured with these privileges.In this case, […]