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Title Space operations planning systems : a new approach..
Abstract This paper aims at drawing the attention of the space operations planning (SOP) community and of the planning automation tools & technology (PATT) community, such as the Artificial Intelligence community, to the need to improve the performance and productivity of operations planning systems for space missions, in general, and for space science missions, in particular. Such an improvement is mandatory if we want to meet the challenges imposed by the increase in the number and complexity of the systems that control the execution of space missions (e.g. increase of automation and autonomy) in a shrinking budget environment. Money invested now will, in the future, either save money and/or enable us to reach higher objectives. This is an issue that is relevant for all types of missions, including small satellites missions, and that can best be proven using small satellites. We introduce the work that we have done, so far, at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) to reach this objective of improving the efficiency of operations planning systems. However, there is a lot that still needs to be done as well as a need for the SOP and PATT communities to act together in a coordinated manner and to increase dramatically the degree of communication, e.g. in journals or conferences, about top-down design and implementation of space operations planning systems.
Organisation SSTD , STFC , SSTD-SDD
Keywords Generic , System , Development , Status , Planning , Operations , Space , Engineering
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 60th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2009), Daejeon, South Korea, 12-16 Oct 2009, (2009). IAC-09-B4-3-07-v01.pdf 2009