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

Next Event

The Space DTF will meet online Tuesday and Wednesday during the Spring OMG meeting, March 23-27, 2020. The agenda and dial-in/web conference links for the meeting will be posted on the agendas link from the OMG Event web page. Topics of discussion are: drafts for a Display Page Exchange RFP and Operations Archive RFP, NASA's core Flight Services, status of the SDTF specifications and the upcoming CubeSat System Reference Model submission.


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 Long Beach on September 10-11, 2019. Here are the meeting highlights:

CubeSat System Reference Model submissions

Reviewed the joint proposal for the CubeSat System Reference Model (CSRM) and provided feedback to the submission team to provide a revised submission. The revised submission has been postponed until the Orlando meeting in June 2020.

Future RFPs

There was a discussion of requirements for the draft RFP for the Common User Display Language to define displays that are portable across multiple vendors' satellite control systems. A finalized RFP has not been produced, yet, but the work is important to NASA as it seeks to monitor systems from multiple vendors in its Artemis program for a manned visit to the moon in 2024, with continuing presence at a lunar gateway facility and on the surface of the moon.


Caroloyn Belle from KSAT presented information about their KSAT Lite services that provide cost-effective access to space assets for small satellite developers / experimenters. This was followed up by a discussion about the SDTF goals to reduce the cost of space missions software and how they align with KSAT's interests.



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