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Welcome to the OMG Space Domain Task Force (SDTF).

Next Event

The next OMG Technical Meeting is in Reston, VA, March 19-23, 2018. The Space DTF will meet in Reston, the agenda is posted. The SDTF will meet Wednesday morning+afternoon and Thursday morning of the meeting week. Make your plans soon, hotel block discount rate ends February 23rd.


Space professionals committed to greater interoperability, reduction in costs, schedule, and risk for space applications through increased space standardization.


  • Clarify space, satellite and ground system requirements
  • Provide a transparent space standards development environment, open to participation by all.
  • Encourage the development and use of Model-Driven specifications that allow future-proofing of space systems.
  • Encourage continued space industry member participation to leverage existing OMG specifications.

Ongoing Activities

  • Use the Object Management Group (OMG) technology adoption process to specify interfaces for software components, services and frameworks in space applications.
  • Leverage existing OMG specifications.
  • Involve all interested members of the OMG in the OMG Space Domain Task Force.
  • Issue RFIs, RFPs and RFCs for technology relevant to space.
  • Identify relevant standards, architectures, research and technologies in space applications.
  • Assist and advise the Liaison Sub-Committee regarding its relationship with related Standards Organizations and Consortia.
  • Participate and present in other space industry consortia to encourage further OMG participation.


  • XTCE (XML Telemetric and Command Exchange)
  • GEMS (Ground Equipment Monitoring Service)
  • SOLM (Spacecraft Operations Language Metamodel)
  • XUSP (XTCE US Government Satellite Conformance Profile)


  • XTCE 1.2 Revision Task Force Report deadline 30 March 2018

Previous Meeting

The OMG SpaceDTF met in Burlingame December 6-7, 2017. Here are the meeting highlights:


XTCE 1.2 proceeds towards adoption/publication. All outstanding issue resolutions have been balloted, and the RTF is working on schema verification with existing tools and XTCE documents. There may be some additional clean-up typos and minor issue resolutions, but the RTF report is likely to be submitted for the Reston meeting in March 2018.


Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC) has drafted a model-based satellite command & control message specification (C2MS) that will be submitted to OMG as an RFC in Reston. This model specification is intended to support new platform-specific implementations of the messages and exchange patterns, including the US Air Force Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) initiative.

CubeSat Reference Model

It was determined that the best path forward for publishing the CubeSat Reference Model (CRM) is the normal RFP route. The RFP will be presented for publication at the Reston Meeting. The model being developed by INCOSE is expected as one submittal to that RFP. The desired CubeSat Reference Model is a SysML-based model to give university, non-profit, and commercial organizations a jump-start in engineering a new satellite mission system with a standard SysML framework for capturing the stakeholder needs, mission requirements, requirements traceability, and engineering studies.



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