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Training for Everyone - The GSOC "Spacecraft Operations Course"

Schmidhuber, Michael and Rosenbaum, Elvira and Kuch, Thomas (2023) Training for Everyone - The GSOC "Spacecraft Operations Course". 17th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2023), 2023-03-06 - 2023-03-10, Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate.

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For more than 20 years, the German Space Operations Center (GSOC) has regularly offered a unique training program. One or two times per year, within five days, a group of up to 18 participants receives lectures and exercises on most aspects of spacecraft operations. The curriculum ranges from project and resource management to flight dynamics, ground station design and operations, and aspects of satellite subsystems. The hands-on portion consists of five exercises including a realistic LEOP simulation. Lecturers from other agencies supplement the course offerings. The course is given by highly experienced space operations people. It's an experience shared by many colleagues in space operations: Limitations and bottlenecks in budget and operability need to be compensated for by the operations centers. The course aims to provide a deep understanding of the operational hurdles and aspects, as well as the constraints that must be considered. What makes this course special, is the target audience. It is not a training for pro-fessional operators, but a course aimed at attracting people from a wide range of interests. This chapter firstly reflects on the development of the course content and lessons learned with instructors and participants. Secondly it presents the plans for additional courses and future expansion opportunities are presented. It also shows how course variants are used for lectures at universities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/201635/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Training for Everyone - The GSOC "Spacecraft Operations Course"
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schmidhuber, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1655-3155UNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2023
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Training, course, Spacecraft operations, exercises, simulation
Event Title:17th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2023)
Event Location:Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:6 March 2023
Event End Date:10 March 2023
Organizer:Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Control Centre Technology
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Mission Operations
Deposited By: Rosenbaum, Elvira
Deposited On:02 Jan 2024 10:06
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 21:02

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