Skill Level: Open to all.
This three-day course explores the challenge of designing and implementing mission operations in a practical, cost-effective way in the real-world. Interactive discussions focus on initial requirements definition, operations concept development, functional allocation among spacecraft, payload, ground system and operators. Students get extensive hands-on experience with a variety of mission operations modeling tools to understand physical constraints and appreciate the impact of programmatic trade-offs. This course divides mission operations into nine interrelated activities: operations planning, flight control, mission data receipt/delivery, tracking and navigation, maintenance and support, spacecraft support and analysis, training, mission data processing and archiving, and customer/user support.
This course is designed for NASA’s technical workforce including systems engineers and project personnel who seek to develop the competencies require to succeed as a leader of a project team, function team or small project.
All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.