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

Next Event

The next OMG Technical Meeting is in New Orleans, LA September 25-29, 2017. The Space DTF will meet in New Orleans, 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 August 18th.


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 Brussels on June 8, 2017. Here are the meeting highlights:

CCSDS Liaison

Mario Merri of the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, Mission Operations Information Management Systems attended the Brussels SDTF meeting to discuss the current work areas of both organizations. CCSDS publishes the OMG XTCE 1.1 specification as a Blue Book Recommendation.


XTCE 1.2 proceeds towards adoption/publication. An RTF report is expected by fall 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.

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.


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. GMSEC has drafted a model-based command & control message specification (C2MS) that will be submitted to OMG as an RFC at a future meeting.

CubeSat Reference Architecture

The CubeSat Reference Model, 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 framework to aid in the development and deployment of CubeSat systems.



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