Space Operations: Inspiring Humankind's Future

  • Helene Pasquier
  • Craig A. Cruzen
  • Michael Schmidhuber
  • Young H. Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mission Design and Mission Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roy E. Gladden, Greg J. Kazz, Scott C. Burleigh, Daniel Wenkert, Charles D. Edwards
      Pages 3-23
    3. David J. Israel, Christopher J. Roberts, Robert M. Morgenstern, Jay L. Gao, Wallace S. Tai
      Pages 25-41
    4. Leslie J. Deutsch, Stephen M. Lichten, Daniel J. Hoppe, Anthony J. Russo, Donald M. Cornwell
      Pages 43-62
    5. Kathleen Coderre, Christine Edwards, Tim Cichan, Danielle Richey, Nathan Shupe, David Sabolish et al.
      Pages 63-82
    6. Pier Domenico Resta, Julio A. Monreal, Benoît Pouffary, Sonia Lemercier, Aline Decadi, Emilie Arnoud
      Pages 83-101
    7. Stefano Speretta, Angelo Cervone, Prem Sundaramoorthy, Ron Noomen, Samiksha Mestry, Ana Cipriano et al.
      Pages 103-134
    8. M. S. Menon, A. Kothandhapani, N. S. Sundaram, S. Nagaraj, A. Gopalan
      Pages 135-167
    9. Eric Brenner, Ron Bolton, Chris Ostrum, A. Marquis Gacy
      Pages 169-180
    10. Eric W. Ferguson, Steve S. Wissler, Ben K. Bradley, Pierre F. Maldague, Jan M. Ludwinski, Chistopher R. Lawler
      Pages 195-231
    11. Reza Pirayesh, Asal Naseri, Fernando Moreu, Steven Stochaj, Neerav Shah, John Krizmanic
      Pages 233-258
  3. Ground Systems and Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Steven R. Petersen
      Pages 323-355
    3. Paul Gélie, Helene Pasquier, Yves Labrune
      Pages 357-391
    4. Ed Trollope, Richard Dyer, Tiago Francisco, James Miller, Mauro Pagan Griso, Alessandro Argemandy
      Pages 413-437
    5. Ying Gu, Gagan Manjunatha Gowda, Praveen Kumar Jayanna, Redouane Boumghar, Luke Lucas, Ansgar Bernardi et al.
      Pages 439-454
    6. Thomas Fruth, Christoph Lenzen, Elke Gross, Falk Mrowka
      Pages 455-473
    7. Douglas S. Abraham, Bruce E. MacNeal, David P. Heckman, Yijiang Chen, Janet P. Wu, Kristy Tran et al.
      Pages 475-511
    8. Clémentine Barreyre, Loic Boussouf, Bertrand Cabon, Béatrice Laurent, Jean-Michel Loubes
      Pages 513-547
  4. Mission Execution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 549-549
    2. Jonas Marie, Federico Cordero, David Milligan, Eric Ecale, Philippe Tatry
      Pages 551-574
    3. Viqar Abbasi, Natasha Jackson, Michel Doyon, Ron Wessels, Pooya Sekhavat, Matthew Cannata et al.
      Pages 589-613
    4. K. A. Larson, K. M. McCalmont-Everton, C. A. Peterson, S. E. Ross, J. Troeltzsch, D. Wiemer
      Pages 615-633
    5. Forrest Ridenhour, C. Lawler, K. Roffo, M. Smith, S. Wissler, P. Maldague
      Pages 635-660
    6. F. Castellini, G. Bellei, B. Godard
      Pages 661-694
    7. Evridiki V. Ntagiou, Roberto Armellin, Claudio Iacopino, Nicola Policella, Alessandro Donati
      Pages 729-745
    8. M. Müller, S. Gruber, M. D. Coen, R. Campbell, D. Kim, B. Morrell
      Pages 747-777
    9. Redouane Boumghar, Rui Nuno Neves Madeira, Alessandro Donati, Ioannis Angelis, José Fernando Moreira Da Silva, Jose Antonio Martinez Heras et al.
      Pages 795-810

About this book


This book includes a selection of 30 reviewed and enhanced manuscripts published during the 15th SpaceOps Conference held in May 2018 in Marseille, France. The selection was driven by their quality and relevance to the space operations community. The 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 (crewed and uncrewed) under all conditions
  • Ground Operations – preparation, qualification, and operations of a mission dedicated ground segment and appropriate infrastructure including antennas, control centers, and communication means and interfaces

This book promotes the SpaceOps Committee’s mission to foster the technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations and ground data systems while promoting and maintaining an international community of space operations experts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helene Pasquier
    • 1
  • Craig A. Cruzen
    • 2
  • Michael Schmidhuber
    • 3
  • Young H. Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.Direction du Numérique, de l'exploitation et des OpérationsCentre National D’Etudes Spatiales—CNESToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Payload and Mission OperationsNASA Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA
  3. 3.German Space Operations CenterDLR—German Aerospace CenterWesslingGermany
  4. 4.NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11535-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11536-4
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