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The Gaia payload uplink commanding system
Author(s): A. Mora; A. Abreu; N. Cheek; C. M. Crowley; R. Guerra; J. Hernández; E. Joliet; R. Kohley; J. Martin-Fleitas; J. Osinde; H. Siddiqui
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Paper Abstract

This document describes the uplink commanding system for the ESA Gaia mission. The need for commanding, the main actors, data flow and systems involved are described. The system architecture is explained in detail, including the different levels of configuration control, software systems and data models. A particular subsystem, the automatic interpreter of human-readable onboard activity templates, is also carefully described. Many lessons have been learned during the commissioning and are also reported, because they could be useful for future space survey missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 91490Q (6 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056278
Show Author Affiliations
A. Mora, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
Aurora Technology BV (Netherlands)
A. Abreu, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
Elecnor Deimos (Spain)
N. Cheek, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
Serco Gestión de Negocios (Spain)
C. M. Crowley, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
HE Space Operations BV (Netherlands)
R. Guerra, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
GMV (Spain)
J. Hernández, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
E. Joliet, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
HE Space Operations BV (Netherlands)
R. Kohley, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
J. Martin-Fleitas, European Space Astronomy Ctr (Spain)
Aurora Technology (Netherlands)
J. Osinde, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España (Spain)
H. Siddiqui, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
Telespazio Vega UK Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9149:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V
Alison B. Peck; Chris R. Benn; Robert L. Seaman, Editor(s)

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