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: Exploration, Scientific Utilization and Technology Development (2011)