SpaceOps

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SpaceOps
International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems.jpeg
Founded Late June 1990
Type Committee Organization
Origins "Ground Data Systems for Spacecraft" symposium, organized by ESA in 1990
Area served
Worldwide
Method Space Operations Standards, Conferences, Publications, Awards, online Journal (ISSN No. 2410-0005) and online SpaceOps Conference archive
Mission "To foster continuous technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations and ground data systems" (Charter) [1]
Website www.spaceops.org

SpaceOps (also referred to as the International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems) was formed in 1992 to "promote and maintain an international community of space operations experts".[2][3]

Currently, thirteen space agencies are members of the organization.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] SpaceOps also has non-space agency members from academia [11] and industry.[12]

Conferences[edit]

SpaceOps Organization has held fourteen biennial conferences hosted by various countries around the world.[3] These international fora have discussed operations principles, methods, cross-support [13] and tools, management and technical interchange.

Publications[edit]

In 2004, the AIAA Space Operations and Support Technical Committee (SOSTC) [14] partnered with the SpaceOps Organization [15] to publish the Journal of Space Operations & Communicator,[16] a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to spaceflight operations and ground support.

Awards program[edit]

Through its awards program,[17] the SpaceOps Organization recognizes outstanding achievement by individuals and teams in the space operations field. The “International SpaceOps Exceptional Achievement Medal".[18] award recognizes an individual who has distinguished himself or herself in the field of space operations and support.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Journal of Space Operations & Communicator". 
  2. ^ "CHARTER". www.inpe.br. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Linick, Dave; Kehr, Joachim (August 2015). "A brief history of SpaceOps - the Early Years". www.opsjournal.org. SpaceOpsNews. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  4. ^ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics press release (23 October 2002). "World Space Congress 2002 Comes to Successful Close". www.spaceref.com. SpaceRef Interactive Inc. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "SpaceOps Conference hosted by Canada". www.spaceref.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Grosse Weltraumkonferenz in Stockholm". www.geomatiknyheter.se. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Space Agency of Brazil joins SpaceOps". www.inpe.br. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "South African Space Agency bids for hosting SpaceOps2018 Conference". www.sansa.org.za. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "ESA hosts SpaceOps Conference at Heidelberg, Germany". www.esa.int. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "SpaceOps Co-operation with JAXA". track.sfo.jaxa.jp. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rutherford Appleton Laboratory joins SpaceOps Workshop". www.stfc.ac.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Orbit Logic endorsed as partner by SpaeOps". www.orbitlogic.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "SpaceOps Publications of CCSDS Interest". public.ccsds.org. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "SOSTC". info.aiaa.org. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "SpaceOps Organization home page". www.spaceops.org. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Journal of Space Operations & Communicator". www.opsjournal.org. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Awards Program detailed definitions and conditions". www.spaceops.org. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Rover team and Gene Kranz received international award". www.nasa.gov. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 

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