About SpaceOps

The International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems (also referred to as the SpaceOps Organization) was formed in the realization that given the large number of people involved in space mission operations, an organized community or technical forum is needed. Since mission operations have become an increasingly large segment of space agency budgets, there is great interest in improving the capabilities and cost efficiencies of mission operations. It was in the spirit of providing the broadest possible managerial and technical interchange between space agencies, academia, and industry that SpaceOps was established.

Since its inception in 1990, SpaceOps has held fifteen biennial conferences hosted by various countries around the world. This international forum discusses state-of-the-art operations principles, methods, and tools and provide an opportunity to foster managerial and technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations, including such areas as robotics, human, earth orbiting, and deep space aspects of space operations.

Areas of SpaceOps Involvement

Cross Support and Interoperability


Mission Planning & Management

Operations-Enabling Technology

Operations Management

Spaceflight Operations


SpaceOps 2023 is a unique opportunity to meet east and west world-class scientists, practitioners, engineers and leaders in space industry to discuss the hot research topics and state-of-the-art technologies and innovations in the space sector. All of this and more are present in this event organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

This international forum is a valuable opportunity for our distinguished delegates to explore all aspects of space mission operations, including areas such as robotics, human, earth-orbiting, and deep space aspects of space operations. It also allows them to learn about the latest technologies and opportunities in this sector, and how advanced space technologies can contribute to finding solutions for the future of humanity.

SpaceOps Organization


Associated Organizations

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