Top Honors to Be Presented at SpaceOps 2014 Conference in Pasasdena
April 21, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems (SpaceOps Organization) is pleased to announce that the following awards will be presented during the 13th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps), taking place 5–9 May 2014, at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Calif. The conference is being hosted by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
The TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Mission Operations Team will receive the 2014 International SpaceOps Award for Outstanding Achievement, which recognizes outstanding efforts in overcoming space operations and,or, support challenges, especially those teams whose exceptional contributions were critical to the success of one or more space missions. A trophy and certificate of citation will be presented in recognition of the team’s outstanding and unique achievements during more than four years of operations.
Manfred Warhaut, European Space Agency (retired), will receive the 2014 International SpaceOps Exceptional Achievement Medal. This award recognizes an individual who has distinguished himself or herself to the field of space operations and support and whose exceptional contributions were critical to the success of one or more space missions or who has made significant contributions to the field of space operations. Warhaut will be recognized for always emphasizing the importance of operations in a project, ensuring that operations get the appropriate appreciation, and being a strong supporter of cross-support between space agencies.
Genevieve Campan, Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), will receive the 2014 International SpaceOps Distinguished Service Medal. This award recognizes an individual who has distinguished himself or herself with service to the SpaceOps Organization and who has shown exceptional dedication to the interests of the organization by making significant contributions over an extended period of time. Campan is receiving the award in appreciation for involvement in the SpaceOps Organization and many valuable contributions to its activities in various functions for more than ten years.
The SpaceOps Organization is a spacecraft operations- oriented international association consisting of representatives from most of the spacefaring nations. SpaceOps fosters managerial and technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations, including robotics, human, earth orbiting, and deep space. For more information, visit Spaceop2014.org.
Hosted by the JPL and organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, SpaceOps 2014 will bring together the space operations community to discuss state-of-the-art operations principles, methods, and tools. Held biennially since 1990, the conference attracts technologists, scientists, and managers from space agencies, industry, and academia, and fosters managerial and technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations, including robotic and human spaceflight, earth orbit and deep space missions, lunar and planetary missions, and orbital and surface operations. For more information about this event, visit SpaceOps2014.org.