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SpaceOps Books2018-07-30T14:24:09+00:00

The SpaceOps Organization has partnered with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics to publish books with selected papers from recent SpaceOps Conferences. These books cover a breadth space operations topics.

Space Operations: Innovations, Inventions and Discoveries (2015)

Space Operations: Innovations, Inventions, and Discoveries is a collection of materials presented at the 13th SpaceOps Conference, held in 2014 in Pasadena, California and organized by Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. From numerous papers presented at the event, those selected for this volume represent a cross section of four main subject areas:

  • Breakthrough Technologies for Space Operations
  • Mission Design and Concepts
  • Mission Design and Concepts
  • Mission Operations

All of the selected papers exemplify the SpaceOps organization’s goal of presenting and discussing the current state of space operations and the most recent developments in the field.


Space Operations: Experience, Mission Systems, and Advanced Concepts (2013)

This book is a collection of materials presented at the 12th SpaceOps Conference, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2012. From the almost 300 papers presented and discussed at the conference, those selected for this volume represent a cross section of three main subject areas: Mission Preparation and Management – mission design, development, and planning; Data and Communications – the infrastructure needed on the ground, from antennas to software, in order to communicate with and retrieve data from spaceborne resources; and Mission Execution – a focus on the aspects of specific space missions during preparation for flight and throughout operations. All of the selected papers exemplify the SpaceOps organization’s goal of presenting and discussing the current state of space operations and the most recent developments in the field.

Space Operations: Exploration, Scientific Utilization and Technology Development (2011)

Space operations professionals never stop learning. Space Operations: Exploration, Scientific Utilization, and Technology Development fosters technical interaction regarding all aspects of space mission operations and ground data systems. This volume contains papers delivered at the 11th SpaceOps conference in April 2010, hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Of the 380 papers presented at the conference, the 31 papers reviewed and enhanced for publication in this book were selected for their quality and their relevance to the space operations community. The selected papers represent a cross section of three main subject areas: Mission Management – management tasks for designing, preparing, and operating a particular mission; Spacecraft Operations – preparation and implementation of all activities to operate a space vehicle (manned and unmanned) under all conditions; and Ground Operations – preparation, qualification, and operation of a mission-dedicated ground segment and appropriate infrastructure, including antennas and control centers as well as communication means and interfaces.

Space Operations: Mission Management, Technologies, and Current Applications (2007)

A total of 280 papers were presented and discussed in 76 subject-oriented sessions during the eighth biennial SpaceOps Symposium in June 2006. The 36 reviewed and updated papers published in this book were chosen for their quality and relevance to the space operations community. The selected papers represent a cross section of three main subject areas: Spacecraft Operations – covers the preparation and implementation of all activities to operate a space vehicle (manned and unmanned) under normal, non-nominal, and emergency conditions; Ground Operations – covers the preparation, qualification, and operations of a mission-dedicated ground segment and appropriate infrastructure including antennas, control centers, and communication means and interfaces; and Management – covers all management tasks for preparing and operating a particular mission.