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International Conference on Spacecraft Mission Operations: SMOPS-2023

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8th & 9th June 2023

Bengaluru, India

Theme of the Conference: Emerging Technologies and Automation in Space Mission Operations and Ground Segment

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 provide a platform to boost the synergy between start-ups, academia, industry and space agencies; also provide the opportunity for users to interact with service providers.

Conference Topics

  • Mission design and architecture
  • Mission operation management
  • Science mission design and operation challenges (Astronomy, Lunar, Solar and planetary mission)
  • Mission design and operations strategy for Lunar missions
  • Mission operation strategy for Robotic mission
  • Emergency and Contingency Operation methodology
  • Low cost solution for satellite mission management
  • On-Board Automation and Lost in space Recovery techniques
  • Methodologies for Attitude Accuracy Improvement
  • Automation in mission Operation Management and Ground resource optimization
  • End of Life mission Management strategy
  • Challenges in Autonomous Satellite design
  • System Design and operations for next generation payloads
  • Novel techniques for mission management using electric propulsion systems
  • Latest trends in spacecraft thermal management
  • On-orbit satellite servicing

  • Communication payloads Users challenges - Interference, Geo-location and mitigation
  • GSO satellite Launch and Early Orbit Operations
  • Electric propulsion Orbit Raising (EOR) Operation and mission management
  • High throughput satellites (HTS)- Beam Pointing methodologies, In Orbit testing of payloads
  • Formation Flying and colocation of satellites in GSO - Operations and challenges

  • 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

  • Formation Flying and Constellations Management techniques and challenges
  • 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
  • Advanced design, Intereference and mitigation Ground station Communications in complete spectral bands (viz. 5-G, 6-G, X-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, phased array antenna design
  • Ground based optical communication and tera hertz frequency Management
  • Mobile Stations for LEO data reception - New Techniques
  • Evolving Technologies in Ground Station Miniaturization

  • 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
  • Ground segment Data centre architectures for High volume payload Data processing
  • Cloud Based Mission Operation Management System Architecture
  • Mission Control centre design
  • 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
  • Space debris prevention techniques
  • Autonomous Space debris mitigation technique
  • Advanced technique for safe-guarding optical/RF payload from ground threat
  • Impact of Space weather on spacecraft systems and operations
  • Spacecraft design challenges to improve immunity to space weather disturbance

  • Advance Guidance and control techniques
  • Attitude determination/estimation techniques
  • 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

  • Autonomous frameworks for Satellite Data and information Processing
  • Intelligent Data Dissemination and Analytics – Requirements and approaches
  • Secure Satellite Data exchange over terrestrial and satellite links: Standards and Strategies
  • On-board image processing towards efficient payload planning and dissemination to emergency applications users
  • Data mining Frameworks for near real time Geo/Bio physical parameters Retrieval
  • Data mining Frameworks for satellite health parameters

Important Dates

Events Date
Announcement of Conference 07 September 2022
Abstract Submission & Registration 10 October 2022
Last date for Abstract submission 15 December 2022
Notification of acceptance and Call for Final Paper Submission 20 December 2022
Last Date of Author Registration and Final Paper Submission 31 January 2023
Last Date of Early Bird Registration 30 April 2023
Last Date of Attendee Registration 07 June 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
Shri. Jean Michel Contant, Secretary, IAA 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, Directorate of Promotion, 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
Lt. Gen. Anil Kumar Bhatt, DG ISpA Member
Air Vice Marshal D V Khot, Defence Space Agency Member
Shri. R. Hutton, Project Director, HSP, ISRO Member
Smt. Nandini Harinath, Deputy Director, SpOA, ISTRAC Member Secretary

Registration

Type Charges (incl. of taxes)
Students / Academia (Early Bird offer until 30 April 2023) ₹3800
Corporate / Industry (Early Bird offer until 30 April 2023) ₹9450
Students / Academia ₹4720
Corporate / Industry ₹10620
ASI Members ₹2950
International Authors $120
International Attendees $180

Call for Paper

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is the technical sponsor of SMOPS-2023. The conference proceedings will be published in IAA proceedings and selected papers will be published in "Acta Astronautica", Journal of IAA.

Authors are requested to follow the standard format specified by the Journal. Authors will be redirected to IAA portal for paper submission; follow the instructions provided by IAA regarding the submission process and format.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Note:

  1. Author can submit the Full length paper following the above link without registration.
  2. Authors who have missed abstract submission can also submit the full length paper.

Sponsorship

ISTRAC/ISRO and ASI have come together to organize an International conference on "Spacecraft Mission Operations (SMOPS)" with the theme of "Emerging Technologies and Automation in Space Mission Operations and Ground Segment (ETAGS)". The first edition of SMOPS is planned to be organized in Bengaluru, India during June 08-09, 2023.

The objective of this unique conference is to associate and connect with the various space agencies, start-ups, industry and academia within and outside India. The conference aims to bring 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. This conference will also provide a unique platform to boost the synergy between academia, industry and other space agencies.

The key focus of this conference will be on expert talks by internationally renowned professionals, oral/poster paper presentations by researchers and exhibition by global industries. SMOPS-2023 is a right opportunity to showcase state-of-the-art technologies, facilities and modelling tools available in/for space industries.

This is a 2 days long conference where nearly 1000 participants from various countries, various Indian research organizations (ISRO, DSA, DRDO etc.) and Indian academic institutes (IITs, NITs & IIITs etc.) are expected to attend. This international event offers an outstanding opportunity to exhibit company's products/services and applications to a vibrant and engaged audience and provides an ideal platform to reach hundreds of key decision makers.

On behalf of the executive committee of SMOPS-2023, it is my great pleasure to invite you to be a valued sponsor at the event. SMOPS-2023 offers multiple levels of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities to promote your organization to this influential audience.

We would like you to sponsor this event as a Title / Platinum / Diamond / Gold / Silver sponsor. The details for the same are mentioned below.

Looking forward to see you in the SMOPS-2023, at Bengaluru.

Nandini Harinath
Chairperson, Organising Committee, SMOPS-2023
Deputy Director, SpOA
ISTRAC-ISRO

Dr. Vinod Kumar
Alternate Chairperson, Organising Committee, SMOPS-2023
Executive Secretary, ASI
Director, Directorate of Promotion, INSPACe

Title Partner

₹10L +GST

  • 8 complimentary guests
  • 20 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

₹8L +GST

  • 6 complimentary guests
  • 15 minutes keynote
  • Standard 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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Diamond Partner

₹5L +GST

  • 5 complimentary guests
  • 10 minutes keynote
  • Standard 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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Gold Partner

₹2L +GST

  • 3 complimentary guests
  • 5 minutes keynote
  • Economy exihibit booth
  • Acknowledgment during inaugural, awards and valedictory function
  • Logo on all printed material, backdrop and website
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Silver Partner

₹1L +GST

  • 2 complimentary guests
  • Acknowledgment during inaugural, awards and valedictory function
  • Logo on all printed material, backdrop and website
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About us

About ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of India. The organisation is involved in science, engineering and technology to harvest the benefits of outer space for India and the mankind. ISRO is a major constituent of the Department of Space (DoS), Government of India. The department executes the Indian Space Programme primarily through various Centres or units within ISRO.

About ASI

The Astronautical Society of India (ASI) was set up in 1990 to foster the development of Astronautics in the country. ASI is engaged in the dissemination of technical and other information related to astronautics by conducting technical meetings, bringing out technical publications, and organizing exhibitions. The society has eminent personalities in the field of astronautics as Distinguished Fellows/Fellows on its roll. ASI also plays an active role in promoting the interests of other developing countries in the field of astronautics through the International Astronautical Federation, Paris, of which it is a voting member.

About Bengaluru

Bengaluru, also known as Bangalore, is the third largest city of India. With numerous gardens sprawling over acres of land, Bangalore has earned the rightful moniker of “Garden City of India”. Blessed with pleasant weather, the city presents a multitude of sightseeing options including architectural marvels like the Bangalore Palace and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and spots of picturesque natural beauty like the Nandi Hills. A home to hundreds of technology, software, and telecommunications companies, Bangalore is also known as the Silicon Valley of India. With restaurants, street food corners, quirky cafes, artisanal coffee roasters, microbreweries and pubs dotting every corner, Bengaluru is a unique mélange of old-town nostalgia and modern cityscape offering a vibrant and colourful nightlife.

Contact

E-mail (Conference related query): smops2023@istrac.gov.in, asi@ursc.gov.in
E-mail (Registration, ASI Membership and Sponsorship related query): asi@ursc.gov.in
Contact No.: +91-80-2508 2536