Conference Theme

International Conference On Spacecraft Mission Operations: SMOPS-2023

8th & 9th June 2023

India

Theme of the Conference: Emerging Technologies for Automation in Ground and Space Segment in satellite mission operations

This conference is to associate and connect with the various space agencies, start-ups, industry and academia. The conference aims to bring in all space leaders together to share their views on existing technologies and its challenges, while previewing the state of the art technologies that are being conceived globally to make space mission operations more secure and robust. The scope of the conference is to cover a wide range of topics related to mission operations management, advanced mission design, automation, large constellations management, present and future trends in ground station operations etc…while addressing the futuristic techniques in both upstream and downstream segments. This conference will also provide a platform for ISRO to boost the synergy between academia, industry and other space agencies.

Conference Topics

  • Mission design and architecture
  • Mission operation management
  • Science mission design and operation challenges (Astronomy, Lunar, Solar and planetary mission)
  • Challenges in Autonomous Satellite design
  • Interplanetary mission operations management
  • Mission design and operations strategy for Lunar missions
  • Mission design and operations strategy for Human Space
  • Mission operation strategy for Robotic mission
  • End of life mission Managements
  • Novel techniques for mission management using electric propulsion systems
  • Latest trends in spacecraft thermal management
  • Mission operation workflow architecture
  • Real time operation management
  • Emergency and contingency operation methodologies
  • Interplanetary gateway: mission design and management

  • Formation Flying and Constellations Management
  • Challenges in maintenance of constellation
  • optimal scheduling of constellation
  • multi-mission management strategy
  • Data relay and Inter-satellite communication design

  • New technologies in ground stations establishment and operations
  • Deep Space Network array design techniques
  • Optical and quantum communications
  • Satellite Communications in complete spectral bands (viz. 5-G, 6-G, X-band, V- band etc.)
  • Cross support and interoperability
  • Ground station software architecture and design
  • Data acquisition system design
  • Methodology for qualifying Ground systems
  • Cloud-based Ground system architecture
  • Advance Radar design and application for space object tracking

  • On-board automation
  • Lost in space recovery techniques
  • Methodologies for attitude accuracy improvement
  • Automation in mission operations management
  • Automation in ground resource configuration

  • Precise Orbit Determination
  • Autonomous navigation techniques for space object viz. GNSS, NavIC etc.
  • Re-entry prediction for non-cooperative objects
  • Precise orbit propagation

  • Optimal Resource allocation and scheduling in multi-mission scenario
  • Near real-time emergency requirements handling
  • Science mission payload proposal processing chain
  • Space science data dissemination policy
  • Space science data management
  • Control centre design
  • Cloud based mission operation management system architecture
  • Big Data processing and handling
  • Data and network Security
  • International treaties and conventions

  • Detection and maintenance of debris catalogue
  • Space traffic management
  • Operational strategy for debris hazard mitigation
  • Space debris removal technique
  • Corrective measures for space debris management

  • Guidance and control techniques
  • Attitude determination/estimation
  • Small satellite control strategy
  • Optimal Trajectory Design (Interplanetary, Landing and Re-entry mission)
  • Reference constellation for navigation of Interplanetary/Lunar mission
  • Orbital disturbance modelling
  • Spacecraft sub-system modelling
  • AI-based Guidance and Control
  • AI-based system modelling
  • AI-based Orbit determination and propagation
  • AI and Machine Learning Techniques in S/C operations and applications
  • AI-based constellation management
  • AI-based Landing and re-entry algorithm
  • AI methods and algorithm for mission operations
  • Sub-system performance evaluation using AI/ML
  • AI-based autonomous satellite design and mission management

  • Mission operations management
  • Ground segment architecture design
  • Reliability aspect for ground and space segment
  • Crew Training and simulation facility design
  • Mission Operation Training and simulation
  • Ascent and Descent Trajectory Design
  • Recovery and rehabilitation strategy
  • Crew Life support system design

  • Space Data Policy and Data Security
  • Cyber Security and Network Security
  • International Treaties and conventions

Important Dates

Events Date
Announcement of Conference 07 September 2022
Abstract Submission & Registration 10 October 2022
Notification of acceptance 30 October 2022
Call for Final Paper Submission 15 November 2022
Author Registration and Final Paper Submission 31 January 2023
Review, correction and paper finalization 15 March 2023
Non-author Registration closing 15 April 2023
Conference Dates 8th & 9th June 2023

Chief Patrons

Shri. Somanath S. Secretary, DOS/Chairman, ISRO and President, ASI
Dr. K Radhakrishnan Member, Space Commission
Shri. A. S. Kiran Kumar Member, Space Commission
Dr. Pawan Kumar Goenka Chairman, INSPACe

Advisory Committee

Shri. M. Sankaran, Director, URSC Chairman
Shri. B. N. Ramakrishna, Director, ISTRAC Member
Dr. Prakash Chauhan, Director, NRSC Member
Dr. D Sam Dayala Dev, Director IISU Member
Shri. H. Premanand Shenoy, Director, MCF Member
Dr. Vinod Kumar, Director Promotion Directorate INSPACe/ Executive Secretary ASI Member
Shri. Shantanu Bhatawdekar, Scientific Secretary, ISRO Member
Shri. Victor Joseph, Associate Scientific Secretary, ISRO Member
Dr. V V Srinivasan, Prof. Satish Dhawan Professor Member
Air Vice Marshal D V Khot, Defence Space Agency Member
Smt. Nandini Harinath, Deputy Director, SpOA, ISTRAC Member Secretary

Registration

Sponsorship

Title Partner

₹20L +GST

  • 10 complimentary guests
  • 25 minutes keynote
  • Premium exihibit booth at prime location
  • Acknowledgment during inaugural, awards and valedictory function
  • Logo on all printed material, backdrop and website
  • Permission to keep company brochure in registration kit
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Platinum Partner

₹10L +GST

  • 6 complimentary guests
  • 15 minutes keynote
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Diamond Partner

₹8L +GST

  • 5 complimentary guests
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Gold Partner

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Silver Partner

₹2L +GST

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Contact

Address: 3rd Main, 2nd Phase, Peenya Industrial Area, ISTRAC, Bengaluru - 560058.
E-mail: smops2023@istrac.gov.in, asi@ursc.gov.in