Topic and Sub-Topics

The SpaceOps 2020 Technical Program Committee, composed of experts from the major space organizations in the world, will prepare an ambitious program focused on today’s achievements in space operations and outlining trends in the operations of future missions. The conference program will bring together experienced and young professionals, as well as students, from all over the world to discuss the current status and future ideas of space operations. The program consists of presentations in the following areas:

1.Mission Design and Management [MDM] 2.Operations Concepts [OC]
  • Mission Design and Architectures
  • Mission Simulation and Modelling
  • Mission Design for Constellations
  • Mission Design for Robotic Missions
  • Multi-mission Approaches and Strategies Revectoring Old Missions to New Tasks
  • Mission Design to limit Space Debris generation Regulations and Laws Affecting Operations International, Public, and Private Cooperation
  • Operations Automation and Optimization
  • Operations Engineering
  • Operations Procedures Management
  • Operational Validation
  • Operations Concepts for Constellation & In Situ Ops
  • Operations Concepts for robotic missions
  • Payload Operations Concepts
  • Processes for Designing Operations
3.Flight Execution [FE] 4.Ground Systems Engineering [GSE]
  • Real-time flight control, lessons and plans
  • Operations Management
  • End of Life Operations
  • Fault Management and Recovery Spacecraft
  • Emergency and Contingency Operations
  • Evolving Mission Capabilities
  • Long-Range Planning and Mission Optimization
  • Operational organization & associated skills
  • Ground Segment Architectures and Design Control Centre Architectures
  • Flight Control Systems and EGSE
  • Payload Monitor and Control Service Oriented Architectures
  • Software Development and Maintenance, Devops Systems Engineering and System Design for Operability Ground Systems Testing and Validation
5.Data Management [DM] 6.Planning and Scheduling [PS]
  • Ground Data Systems Development, Validation and Maintenance
  • On-board/ground Interfaces Archive Systems and Data Mining
  • Automation and health monitoring, flight and ground Data Distribution
  • Information Architectures and Information Models Payload and Science Data Handling
  • Mission Planning and Scheduling Systems Asset Scheduling
  • Merging Plans from Different/many Agencies Merging Plans from MOCs and socs
  • Planning for Planetary Relay and Surface Communications Resource Management
  • Real-time Re-planning Techniques
  • Science Observation Planning
  • Detailed Crew Planning versus “Job Jars”
7.Guidance, Navigation, and Control [GNC] 8.Communications Architectures and Networks [CAN]
  • Flight Dynamics and Navigation Attitude Determination and Control
  • Challenges in Trajectory Design and Analysis Interplanetary Missions Formation/Constellation Management
  • Global Navigation Systems and Applications GNC and Astrodynamics Software
  • Space Debris and Collision Avoidance algorithms Techniques for Using Earth-Orbital Global Positioning System (GPS) at Lunar Distances
  • GPS Constellations for Other Planetary Bodies
  • Communications, Ground and Space Networking
  • Network Operations and Management
  • Integrating Communications Networks
  • Ground Network and Antenna Concepts
  • Communications Architectures for Complex Constellations
  • Operational Impact of Spectrum Allocations
  • Layered versus Integrated Architectures
  • Backup Communications Approaches
  • Interplanetary Networking
9.Human Spaceflights and Operations [HSO] 10.Cross Support, Interoperability, and Standards [CSIS]
  • Mission Architectures for Human Spaceflight Operations with Space Tourists On-board
  • Flight Crew Operations Techniques and Training
  • Human Operations with Long Lightspeed Delays Long Duration Human Missions – New Concepts Crew-driven Requirements (videoconference, comm bandwidth)
  • Medical Operations in Human Missions (not an emphasis on medical techniques)
  • Reliability (RMA) Standards and Methods, Unique for Human Spaceflight
  • Human/Robotic Integration and Cooperation
  • Habitat Operations,
  • Orbital and Planetary Surface Space Environment Factors for Human Lunar/Mars Mission Design
  • Utilisation of the International Space Station(ISS)
  • Communications Standards (Link Layer, Network Layer, Application Layer etc.)
  • Software Standards Modelling standards
  • Interoperability and Cross Support Standards Telerobotics Standards
  • Other Relevant Standards Applying Standards to Space Missions
  • Cross Support Catalogs, Development and Utilization
  • Interoperability Successes and Failures
11.Human Factors, Training and Knowledge Transfer [HFT] 12.Space Transportation Operations [STO]
  • Knowledge Management Knowledge Transfer
  • Lessons Learned Assessment & Management
  • Training Methodologies Simulation Methods & Tools
  • Human Factor & Behavior in Operations
  • Simulation and Training Operations, Techniques
  • Educational and Inspirational applications of Space Operations
  • Government, Agencies and corporate outreach programs
  • Space Transportation Vehicles include Balloons, Airplanes, Sounding Rockets, Launchers, Space-tugs.
  • Operations Concepts for Space Transportation Vehicles and associated Ground Facilities
  • Launch Vehicles and associated Facilities Operations Pre-Launch Integration and Test
  • Space Transportation Vehicles Availability, Reliability,and Risk Management
  • Space Transportation Vehicles Integrated Health Monitoring
  • Space Transportation Vehicles Engines Test Stand Operations
  • Ground Processing for Space Transportation Vehicles Space Transportation Monitoring Strategies: Sensors, Cameras
  • New Space Transportation Vehicles Launch Range and Launch Pad Infrastructure Launch Site Selection Strategies and Logistics
  • Responsive (Fast) Launch Processes
13.Artificial Intelligence for Space Operations [Al] 14.Cyber Security for Space Operations [CYB]
  • Approaches to introduce Al in operations Al operational processes
  • Methods and algorithms (Machine Learning, Neural networks, reinforcement techniques, etc.)
  • Al integration & interfaces in operational ground segments Al in planning and scheduling (on-board and on ground)
  • Al in payloads mission data processing Al on-board space systems autonomy
  • IT security policies and rules Active security monitoring and control
  • Accreditation, certification of facilities and staff Implementation of security updates in dynamic environment
  • Link security
  • Security and Secure Interoperability
15.Safety and Sustainability of Space Operations [SSU] 16.Beyond Borders in Human Endeavour [BBO]
  • Management of large constellations and operational impacts
  • Management of space debris and operational impacts Management of space weather and operational impacts Management of spectrum utilization (Frequency/ Wavelength allocation for radio an optical links)
  • Space operations challenges in the New Space World Private and public collaborations
  • Multinational missions
  • Influence of national policies on international cooperation Education industry collaborations
  • New ideas for conducting operations on academia side Mission operations support from academia to others Space Education Initiatives