Register for SpaceOps 2020 Virtual Edition


The 16th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps 2020) which was initially scheduled for 18-22 May 2020, at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, will now hold in 2021 as a virtual conference. SpaceOps was postponed initially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented several other conferences from holding in 2020. 


The International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems (also referred to as the SpaceOps Organization) was formed in the realization that given the large number of people involved in space mission operations, an organized community or technical forum is needed. Since mission operations have become an increasingly large segment of space agency budgets, there is great interest in improving the capabilities and cost efficiencies of mission operations. It was in the spirit of providing the broadest possible managerial and technical interchange between space agencies, academia, and industry that SpaceOps was established.

Free registration for SpaceOps 2021- virtual edition!

The organising team has therefore announced registration and participation for SpaceOps 2021 -virtual edition; which will be free-of-charge!!

Delegate simply registers for the conference and enjoy all the sessions being presented throughout the 3-day conference (3-5 May 2021) for free. The conference will offer delegates an exciting and engaging technical program on matters relating to various aspects on Space Operations. The conference program will focus on today’s achievements in space operations and outlining trends in the operations of future missions. Some of the topics and presentations include:

  • Mission Design and Management (MDM),
  • Ground System Engineering (GSE),
  • Operations Concepts (OC),
  • Data Management (DM),
  • Flight Execution (FE), and
  • Planning and Scheduling (PS)

The conference program will bring together experienced and young professionals, as well as students, from all over the world to discuss the current status and future ideas of space operations.

According to Tiaan Strydom, the Chairman of SpaceOps, “the organising committee of SpaceOps 2021 saw it fitting to offer an opportunity to more delegates to participate in the SpaceOps 2021- virtual edition by offering free registration to participants. The conference being free will provide a chance for additional industry players and delegates to participate in the conference. Furthermore, it will allow industry peers a chance to engage in diverse and interesting topics without the hassle of travelling abroad.”

The SpaceOps conference is a great opportunity to gather feedback for your projects and missions and well as a chance to develop new ties with colleagues devoted to the space sector.

“We encourage you to participate in this conference and get to interact and engage with industry peers from across the globe,” concludes Strydom.

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