The intent of the SpaceOps Awards Program is to recognize deserving individuals in front of the international community for their extraordinary efforts in space operations. To accomplish this, the awards are presented the biennial (even year) SpaceOps Conference by the General Conference Chair, Chair of the Awards Group Subcommittee, or other authorized individual.

Should an award recipient not be able to accept the award at the Conference, the award will either be personally presented by the Chair of the SpaceOps Conference (or designee) or will be sent to the awardee. It is the responsibility of the SpaceOps Secretariat to ensure that suitable provisions are made for the dignified presentation of the award.