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

Next Event

The next OMG Technical Meeting is in Brussels, Belgium June 5-9, 2017. The Space DTF will meet in Brussels, the agenda is in work, and will be emailed to the mailing list. The SDTF will meet 1/2 day Thursday morning of the meeting week. Make your plans soon, early bird registration ends April 28th.


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)


  • XTCE 1.2 Revision Task Force Report deadline 28 August 2017

Previous Meeting

The OMG SpaceDTF met in Reston, VA, March 21-23, 2017. Here are the meeting highlights:


XTCE 1.2 proceeds towards adoption/publication. Additional issues were addressed during the meeting week and more are in process. An RTF report is expected by fall of this year. There are still about 37 issue dispositions that have not been voted on, but the RTF is working hard to get a revised specification and schema published.

GEMS 1.5

Amergint Technologies and RT Logic are collaborating on a JSON PSM for GEMS that will be submitted as an RFC at a future meeting. Some of the differences between their two approaches were discussed and resolved.

Enterprise Ground Services (EGS)

The OMG C4I DTF met with Space DTF participants to discuss the applicability of the OMG-published ALMAS specification for alert/alarm management. There are alert lifecycle capabilities defined in the ALMAS specification that may be useful for the Satellite Operations Center and Battle Management Command & Control interface.

The two responses received from the Vocabularies, Glossaries, or Ontologies for the Spacecraft Ground Systems Domain RFI were discussed in a joint meeting with the OMG Ontology PSIG. The Space DTF will continue to work with the USAF EGS Standards Committee to identify the path forward for a Spacecraft Ground Operations Ontology.


Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC), not to be confused with the OMG GEMS spec, has produced a middleware API, message definitions, and message exchange patterns for ground system interoperability. In Reston, GMSEC representatives presented their progress in writing a command & control message specification (C2MS) for a future OMG RFC.

CubeSat Reference Architecture

The CubeSat Reference Model, being developed at INCOSE, was not discussed at the Reston OMG meeting, but it will be presented at the No Magic World Conference in May 2017. The reference model is still in development for a future OMG RFC.



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