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Services and Scheduling
May 8, 2014
  • NASA Centers
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Defense
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
  • European Space Agency
  • NASA Centers
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • European Space Agency

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There are two scheduling services for new missions that which to utilize the services of NASA: Networks Integration Management Office (NIMO) and the Deep Space Network Commitments Office.

Networks Integration Management Office

The Networks Integration Management Office (NIMO) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center acts as a liaison between satellites and customers that wish to utilize the near-Earth services of the Near Earth Network (NEN) and the Space Network (SN).

The NEN is comprised of:

  • Ground facilities – NASA owned, contracted and commercial sites
  • Satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO)
  • Satellites in geosynchronous orbit (GEO)
  • Satellites in highly elliptical orbit
  • Satellites in Lunar orbit
  • Satellites with multiple frequency bands

The SN is comprised of:

  • Ground facilities
  • A constellation of geosynchronous satellites named the Tracking Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)
  • Ground systems that operate as a relay system between satellites
  • Satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) above 73 km

NIMO has a variety of services and capabilities available and can coordinate support from providers throughout NASA, other US agencies, US commercial entities and foreign governments.

Below is a list of services and capabilities NIMO is able to provide:

  • Early Mission Planning
  • Requirements Development
  • Network Integration
  • Asset Scheduling
  • Testing
  • Operations
  • Network Feasibility Analysis
  • Radio Frequency Analysis
  • Spectrum Management

› NIMO

Deep Space Network Commitments Office

The Deep Space Network (DSN) Commitments Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory acts as a liaison between satellites and customers that wish to utilize services outside of geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) of the Deep Space Network (DSN).

The DSN is comprised of facilities with 70 meter antennas in:

  • Goldstone, California
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Canberra, Australia

The DSN Commitments Office offers a variety of services and is able to provide information about facilities, capabilities and future plans.

Below is a list of services and capabilities the DSN Commitments Office is able to provide:

  • Telemetry, Tracking and Command
  • Calibration and Modeling
  • Radio Science Services
  • Radio Astronomy
  • Engineering Support

› DSN Commitments Office

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Deep Space Network antennas - Goldstone, California
Deep Space Network antennas - Goldstone, California
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Space Network antennas - Guam
Space Network antennas - Guam
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Near Earth Network Antennas - White Sands, NM
Near Earth Network Antennas - White Sands, NM
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Page Last Updated: May 8th, 2014
Page Editor: Thuy Mai