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NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Chosen to Host International SpaceOps Conference in 2010
05.17.07
 
June Malone
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Phone: 256-544-0034

News release: 07-058


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has been selected by the International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems, also known as the SpaceOps Organization, to host the international SpaceOps Conference in 2010 in Huntsville.

The international forum in 2010 will discuss state-of-the-art space operations principles, methods and tools, and will enable managerial and technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations, including such areas as robotics, human, Earth orbiting and deep space operations.

"It is an honor for Marshall to host the 2010 SpaceOps Conference," said Marshall Center Director David King. "This represents an excellent opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities in space mission operations to a wider, international audience."

"It also provides well-deserved visibility to the Huntsville and North Alabama community, showcasing our space legacy and long-standing leadership role in space technology development," added King. “We look forward to welcoming the members of the SpaceOps Organization in 2010."

A spacecraft operations oriented international association, the SpaceOps Organization was founded in 1990 to foster continuous technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations and ground data systems, and to promote and maintain an international community of space operations experts.

The organization has held eight biennial symposia hosted by various countries around the world. The next conference, in Heidelberg, Germany, in May 2008, will address the broad theme of "Protecting the Earth – Exploring the Universe." The Marshall center will be participating in SpaceOps 2008 while building up to SpaceOps 2010 in Huntsville.