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Columbus Operations Concept-Execution, Routing and Mangement of Data

Canales-Romero, J. M. and Caraballo-Cabrera, E. (2003) Columbus Operations Concept-Execution, Routing and Mangement of Data. 54th International Astronautical Congress, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2003 Bremen.

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The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest space program that has ever been undertaken on the basis of international cooperation (United States, Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe). Europe is responsible for two key station elements, which are the Columbus Module and the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV). The purpose of this paper is to give an overview about the Columbus operations concept for performing the ground and flight control tasks assigned to the Columbus Control Center (Col-CC). DLR´s German Operations Center (GSOC) will provide facilities and manpower to the International Space Station Program within the framework of the European Space Agencys Columbus project. The Col-CC is the main control centre responsible for the columbus Downlink telemetry, uplink commands and all system file transfers as well as data distribution to the User (Experimenter) Community located throughout EUrope. The so called Columbus Flight Control Team (FCT) has been designated for addressing the operations Preparation and Planning Support, operations Execution (including Activation and Checkout during Flight !-E), Increment-Preparation and Post-Operations Evalutation activities, which are needed to conduct safe, sustained and productive mission operations. This paper may be divided into three main parts based on the following baselines: - Operations Execution - Routing of Data - On board Data Management The first part contains a description of the system monitoring and control activities performed by the Col-CC during nominal operations period. the flight control procedures used by the FCT to perform the activation and checkout of the module will also be mentioned. An overview of the data links used between Columbus (via ISS) and Col-CC will be presented in the second part of the paper.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/11408/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:Columbus Operations Concept-Execution, Routing and Mangement of Data
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Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Event Title:54th International Astronautical Congress, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2003 Bremen
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Hauptabteilung Raumflugbetrieb und Astronautenausbildung
Deposited By: Klaas, Sabine
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 17:26

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