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

Next Event

The Space DTF will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Nashville OMG meeting, September 23-27, 2019. The Nashville meeting will include presentations and reviews of the initial proposal submissions to the CubeSat System Reference Model RFP. The agenda for the meeting will be posted on the agendas link from the OMG Event web page. There will be updates to the agenda after the CSRM initial submission deadline on August 26, 2019. The room block discount at the conference hotel is available until August 30th.


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)
  • C2MS The Command and Control Messaging Specification has been adopted and is in its finalization phase.


  • CSRM The CubeSat System Reference Model RFP was issued, and five letters of intent were received. Initial proposals are due by 26 August 2019, and will provide a SysML model template for the development of CubeSat missions.

Previous Meeting

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.

Future RFPs

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.



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