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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.
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.