Mission Operations

The Mission Operations department fulfills the project related operational tasks associated with manned and unmanned space missions including

  • Mission operations are prepared for
    • Satellite missions in low-Earth orbit (LEO) – scientific, commercial and security-relevant applications (earth observation)
    • Satellite missions in geostationary orbit (GEO) – commercial and security-relevant applications (communications)
    • Human space flight missions (ISS) in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) – scientific and technology applications (research under microgravity conditions)
  •  Development of software applications
  • Training
  • Networking
    • Organization and participation on national and international conferences and workshop (i.e. SpaceOps, SpaceOps 2012, HUDEP
    • Contributions to standardization boards (i.e. CCSDS, ECSS)
  • Involvement in studies

Thomas Kuch
German Aerospace Center

Space Operations and Astronaut Training

Tel: +49 8153 28-2711

Fax: +49 8153 28-1455

E-Mail: Thomas.Kuch@dlr.de
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