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

Next Event

The next OMG Technical Meeting is in Burlingame, CA, December 4-8, 2017. The Space DTF will meet in Burlingame, the agenda is in work, and will be emailed to the mailing list. The SDTF will meet Wednesday morning+afternoon and Thursday morning of the meeting week. Make your plans soon, early bird registration ends October 13th.


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 New Orleans on September 27-28, 2017. Here are the meeting highlights:


XTCE 1.2 proceeds towards adoption/publication. An RTF report is expected by November 4th of this year. There are still about 27 issue dispositions that have not been voted on, but the RTF is working hard to get a revised specification and schema published. Dave Overeem of Boeing was appointed as chair of the RTF at the Friday DTC Plenary.


Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC) has produced a middleware API, message definitions, and message exchange patterns for ground system interoperability that are in use in many ground systems. GMSEC has drafted a model-based satellite command & control message specification (C2MS) that will be submitted to OMG as an RFC at a future meeting. 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

The CubeSat Reference Model (CRM), being developed at INCOSE, is nearing completion and will be submitted to OMG as an RFC at a future meeting. The CubeSat Reference Model is a SysML-based model that will give university non-profit, and commercial organizations a jump-start in engineering a new satellite mission system.



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