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Title Increasing performance and productivity in planning orbiter science
Abstract It is the role of a Science Operation Centre (SOC) to provide the technical support and expertise necessary to assist a science community to plan and operate the payload on board a robotic scientific spacecraft in an effective and efficient manner. This paper discusses the origin of the set-up and running costs, inherent to SOC activities, and what needs to be done to improve SOCs productivity. Examples of what is being done, currently, to reduce the costs are also provided. We believe that the search for further cost reduction will greatly benefit from a centralised co-ordination. Ultimately, the need to improve SOC productivity will undoubtedly lead to a redefinition of the role of the SOCs. We therefore propose what could be the future role of the SOCs and a strategy to identify the most effective ways of making the SOC evolves towards more productivity.
Organisation CCLRC , SSTD
Keywords Physics
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 6th International Symposium on Reducing the Costs of Spacecraft Ground Systems and Operations (RCSGSO), ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany, 14-17 Jun 2005, ESA SP-601. rcsgso-06-chaizy.pdf