A concept for improved integration of Space Vehicle Operation into ATM

Commercial Space Transportation (CST) is stimulating increased activities in spaceflight and suborbital launches. With the implementation of mega constellations for space based broadband coverage, further growth is expected. Space vehicles will more frequently pass through civil airspace and will evolve from rare special events to regular airspace users. This development is creating an evident need…

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Esrange Space Center – Meeting future needs for advanced space services

The development of reusable space vehicles as well as robotic rovers for space exploration are challenging and expensive projects and thus there is a need for full scale testing to minimize the risk of failures before taking them into operation. Another area with increasing demands is the need for dedicated launch opportunities for small satellites.…

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Reducing time to issue resolution using terminal embedded monitoring and mitigation of interference in next gen satellites

Most satellite operators, view interference as their biggest operations issue. Resolving these issues can take from hours to days despite the demand for time to resolution being closer to seconds to minutes.  In a satellite network composed of hundreds of satellites and 10s to 100s of thousands of remote terminals, all either moving or with…

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Risk-Significant Adverse Condition Awareness Strengthens Assurance of Fault Management Systems

As spaceflight systems increase in complexity, Fault Management (FM) systems are ranked high in risk-based assessment of software criticality, emphasizing the importance of establishing highly competent domain expertise to provide assurance. Adverse conditions (ACs) and specific vulnerabilities encountered by safety- and mission-critical software systems have been identified through efforts to reduce the risk posture of…

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