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7th European Ground System Architecture Workshop

Multi-Mission Architecture and Advancements in Operations Data Systems Benefitting the Community

7th European Ground System Architecture Workshop (ESAW)

21 and 22 May 2019 | European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) | Darmstadt, Germany


ESAW Background

In continuing this highly successful series of workshops, the European Space Operations Centre will host the 7th European Ground System Architecture Workshop on 21 and 22 May 2019 under the auspices of ESA’s Operations Directorate. 

ESAW provides an international forum for systems architects to constructively exchange ideas and anticipate future technological trends on operations data system architecture, for example on mission control, mission planning, data analytics, archiving and distribution, flight dynamics, ground station back-end, and spacecraft AIV tool. 

ESA invite presentations covering all aspects of data systems related to space operations with a focus on collaboration and common solutions for traditional space missions, but also for Space Safety, Integrated Applications, constellations, CubeSats, HAPS, robotics, exploration/Lunar Orbiter Platform – Gateway, etc. Special interest is put in the impact of advanced software technologies enabling new approaches, such as virtualisation, cloud computing, containerisation, microservices, software defined networks, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
There will be contributions from experts of European and international space agencies, institutional and commercial operators, and key IT companies. 


Workshop Topics

Multi-Mission Architectural Concepts

  • Multi-mission solutions
  • Architecture of ground data systems
  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Complex System-of-Systems

Advanced Technologies for Operations Data Systems

  • Emerging new disruptive and game-changing technologies 
  • Operational adoption of modern technologies
  • Operation Data system for non-traditional missions or applications
  • Model Based Engineering

European Ground System Common Core (EGS-CC)

  • Adoption of re-usable platforms
  • Early adopters
  • Adaptation to non-traditional missions/applications

Security Aspects

  • Data Systems Security and Information Assurance
  • Impacts of Security on Design
  • Ensuring Operational Security

Enabling Optimisation of Operations

  • Support of off-line operations concepts (e.g. lights off automation)
  • Advanced data analysis and diagnosis techniques

Interoperability and standards

  • Data System harmonisation
  • Adoption of new standards
  • Multi-agency interoperable operational scenarios and architectures