International SpaceOps Early Career Achievement Medal (ECA)

Award Criteria

(a) This award is to recognize the contribution of individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of Space Operations early in their career. Early career is defined as less than 10 years’ experience in the field of Space Operations. The criteria are similar to that of the EAM, but for an early career professional: the recipient shall be an individual whose contributions were critical to the success of one or more space mission(s) or who has achieved a significant contribution to the field of space operations.

Award Description and Rewards

(a) A plaque shall be awarded to each awardee.

(b) An 11” x 14” certificate (signed by the ExCom Chair and Awards Group Chair) shall be presented to the recipient. The certificate, on which is printed a citation of up to 25 words, shall be contained in a leather-like presentation folder.

(c) The recipient shall be offered a complimentary full registration to the conference at which the award will be presented. If the recipient is unable to attend the conference, then this complimentary registration is not transferable.

(d) A description of the award presentation and accomplishments of the awardee resulting in the award of the ECA shall be published in the Journal of Space Operations and Communicator.

Specific Rules and Regulations

(a) A maximum of two (2) awards may be made biennially. No award needs to be made at any given conference. The maximum number for a particular biennial cycle may be increased upon issuance of a waiver by the ExCom upon request by the AG.

(b) No sitting member of the SpaceOps Executive Committee, Committee-at-Large, or Awards Group shall be eligible to receive the EAM.

(c) As noted above, length of service to space operations is a defining factor for this award, limited to a maximum of ten (10) years.

Download International SpaceOps Early Career Achievement Medal Nomination Form

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