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Safety Design for Space Operations by Tommaso Sgobba, Paul Wilde, Isabelle Rongier, Firooz Allahdadi

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Chapter 7

On-Orbit Mission Control

Tommaso Sgobba and Firooz A. Allahdadi

Chapter Outline

7.1 Mission Control Center Design and Operations

Andrew Herd, Robert Dempsey, Wim van Leeuwen

7.2 Hazardous Commands Identification and Control

Melissa Emery, Tommaso Sgobba

7.3 Flight Rules: Purpose and Use

Andrew Herd, Robert Dempsey

7.1 Mission Control Center Design and Operations

Andrew Herd, Robert Dempsey and Wim van Leeuwen

Introduction

What is a Control Center?

What is the purpose of a control center? Control centers provide the focal point of space flight operations.

What do they consist of? Control centers can range from a few computer terminals and a radio antenna, for nano satellite operations, to a complex (worldwide) infrastructure network ...

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