SpaceOps 2023


Submit your paper for SpaceOps 2023!


The upcoming 17th SpaceOps conference (SpaceOps2023) will take place from 6–10 March 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, hosted by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).

The Call for Papers is now open. Are you an engineer or researcher with an exciting unpublished paper on one of the following topics? Interested authors are invited to submit an original abstract on the SpaceOps Directory no later than 23:00 UTC on 29 June 2022.


•    Mission Design and Management (MDM)

•    Operations Concepts (OC)

•    Flight Execution (FE)

•    Ground Systems Engineering (GSE)

•    Data Management (DM)

•    Planning and Scheduling (PS)

•    Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC)

•    Communications Architectures and Networks (CAN)

•    Human Spaceflights and Operations (HSO)

•    Commercial Space Operations (CSO)

•    Artificial Intelligence for Space Operations (AI)


What is SpaceOps?

The International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems (the SpaceOps Organisation) is an international forum for the discussion of state-of-the-art operations principles, methods, and tools and provides an opportunity to foster managerial and technical interchange on all aspects of operations for robotic, human spaceflight, Earth orbiting and deep space missions.

Find out more in the SpaceOps video!


ESA at SpaceOps

ESA is an Executive Member of SpaceOps. As Europe’s Centre of Excellence for Satellite Operations, ESOC engineers from flight controllers to software developers attend SpaceOps to discuss new research topics, technologies and innovations at ESOC, and share their valuable experiences for the benefit of the wider space operations community.

Find out more about what we do.