Author: Pecchioli, M.
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WEAPP01 Old and New Generation Control Systems at ESA 859
  • M. Pecchioli
    ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany
  Traditionally Mission Control Systems for spacecraft operated at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) have been developed based on large re-use of a common implementation covering the majority of the required functions, which is referred to as mission control system infrastructure. The generation currently in operations has been successfully used for all categories of missions, including many commercial ones operated outside ESOC. It is however anticipated that its implementation is going to face obsolescence in the coming years, thus an ambitious Project is currently on-going aiming at the development and deployment of a completely new generation. This Project capitalizes as much as possible on the European initiative (referred to as EGS-CC) which is progressively developing and delivering a modern and advanced platform forming the basis for any type of monitoring and control applications for space systems. This paper is going to provide a technical overview of the two infrastructure generations, highlighting the main differences from a technical and usability standpoints. Lessons learned from previous and current developments will also be analyzed.  
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About • paper received ※ 26 September 2019       paper accepted ※ 09 October 2019       issue date ※ 30 August 2020  
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