The 17th international conference on space operations

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6-10 March 2023

SpaceOps - will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre


The international Space Operations forum (SpaceOps) is held every two years and provides leaders in the space industry with a platform to explore the latest space mission operations technologies. It is the first time an Arab country has hosted the SpaceOps forum since its inception in 1990.

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06 March 2023

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06 March 2023

SpaceOps 2023 will provide a platform for world-class scientists, practitioners, engineers and leaders in the space industry from east and west to discuss the hot research topics and state-of-the-art technologies and innovations in the space sector.

The forum is a valuable opportunity for delegates to explore all aspects of space mission operations, including areas such as robotics, human, earth-orbiting, and deep space aspects of space operations. It also allows them to learn about the latest technologies and opportunities in this sector, and how advanced space technologies can contribute to finding solutions for the future of humanity.

EUMETSAT is an experienced operator of Earth observation satellites, currently operating a fleet of ten satellites in low Earth and geostationary orbits. The EUMETSAT Mission Control Centres, based at our headquarters in Darmstadt, are responsible for the safe operations of all our satellites. They provide the necessary monitoring and control of all operational satellites and the associated ground infrastructure and ensure the continued communication with, and data acquisition from, satellites though a network of primary and back-up ground stations distributed across Europe. Teams of satellite and ground segment controllers work around the clock, supported by teams of on-call operators and maintenance engineers.

In addition to the central mission control, EUMETSAT’s ground network is made up of primary and backup ground stations for satellite control and data acquisition, and a distributed application ground segment for the generation of processed data and products.

Join EUMETSAT colleagues at our booth SM55 where we showcase how we manage our satellite fleet.

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