The Space DTF will meet briefly Tuesday afternoon at the Amsterdam OMG meeting, June 17-21, 2019, to conduct any task force votes that make it on to the agenda, and welcome any European attendees interested in the Space task force work. The Space DTF also plans to meet Wednesday and Thursday at the OMG Technical Meeting in Nashville, TN, September 23-27, 2019. Agendas for both meetings will be automatically posted on the agendas link from the OMG Event web page as they are drafted and sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list approximately 4 weeks before the meeting.
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The OMG SpaceDTF met in Reston, VA on March 18-19, 2019. Here are the meeting highlights:
Space Spec Users' Conference
The Space Specs special event on March 18th, was very successful, with 50+ attendees, many of them attending an OMG Conference for the first time. Speakers and panelists from Amazon, Amergint Technologies, Boeing, Kratos RT Logic, L3 Technologies, NASA, NOAA, and Peraton provided some interesting insight into the changes happening in the space industry.
The industry responses to the Command and Control User Interface RFI were discussed as guidance for defining the requirements for a Telemetry Display Page Exchange RFP or possible RFC of existing technology. Requirements in a draft RFP for a GEMS 2.0 specification were discussed and a new draft will be considered at the next meeting.
Satellite Operations Ontology/Glossary
The content and scope of a Satellite Operations Glossary was discussed. We are limiting the scope to a set of standardized, defined terms for use within Space DTF specifications. This was initiated by the US Air Force Enterprise Ground Services (EGS) initiative. Staff from EGS requested definitions of common terminology to aid in satellite operator training, due to the differing, overlapping terminology used by different space system vendors. These differing terms and differing definitions of the same term made the merging of the XTCE specification proposals into the published XTCE specification more difficult. The current intent is to publish the glossary as a white paper for member guidance in new specifications.