Reducing the cost of space program interests people more and more nowadays due to the concerns of budget limitation and commercialization of space technology. The Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Reducing the Cost of Spacecraft Ground Systems and Operations bring together papers contributed by the authors representing the research organizations, academic institutions and commercial sectors of 10 countries around the world. The papers encompass the subject areas in mission planning and operation, TT&C systems, mission control centers, and mini and small satellite support, highlighting the issues concerned by the researchers and engineers involved in a wide range of space programs and space industries.
Preface. Session 1: Mission Operations (MO). The History and Continuing Quest to Reduce the Costs of Spacecraft Ground Stations and Operations; R. Holdaway. Deep space network revitalization-operations for the 21st century; J.I. Statmen. SLE-Services, a Step to Standardisation in Cross Support? M. Pilgram. ROCSAT Multi-Mission Operations Center; C.T. Yang, et al. Minimum Fuel Station Keeping Manoeuvre Strategy for TURKSAT Geostationary Satellites; O. Tekinalp, et al. Session 2: Telemetry Tracking and Command (TTC). Low-cost ground station of KitSAT-3; S.D. Choi, et al. A Generic Method for Transferring Telemetry and Telecommand Data with Various Service Requirements; T. Yamada. The Operation of CK01 GPS Tracking Station; C.S. Ho, et al. Implementation of NSPO Remote Sensing Data Acquisition System; F. Wu, R. Kao. Satellite Ground System Procurement without Software Development; P. Gaffney. Session 3: Autonomous Operations (AO). Autonomous Command Operations of the WIRE Spacecraft; K.D. Walyus, et al. Ground Station Autonomous Operations; P.A. Vaughan, C.H. Perry. Autonomous Procedure Execution: A Means of Reducing Rosetta Operations Cost; M. Warhout, et al. The Spacecraft Emergency Response System (SERS) For Autonomous Mission Operations; J. Breed, et al. The Architecture of Distributed Fusion System for Earth Observation; A.M.D. Shr, A Liu. ROCSAT-1 Science Data Archive and Distribution System; M. Pong, et al. Session 4: Mission Planning (MP). Cost Reduction of Satellite Systems: Lesson Learned from ROCSAT Programs; J.M. Shyu. ROCSAT-1 Mission Planning and Scheduling System; S.H. Huang, C. Csoong. NSPO Multi-Satellites Flight Dynamics Facility For ROCSAT Spacecraft Program; W.T. Shiau, et al. Separated Spacecraft Interferometry &endash; System Architecture Design and Optimization; D.W. Miller, C.D. Jilla. Flying Cassini With Virtual Operations Teams; S.R. Dodd, R. Gustavson. Session 5: Small and Mini Satellites Support (SM). Microsatellites and Minisatellites for Low Cost Missions; M. Sweeting. A Low-Cost Ground Station for the Small Satellite BIRD; H. Kayal. A Preliminary Study on Aeroassisted Reentry of an LEO Microsatellite; J. Shing, D.L. Shu. On-board Restart Program with MS-DOS Function Calls for Small Satellites; I. Nakajim, et al. Session 6: Small and Mini Satellites Support (SM). Design and Analysis of Low Orbiting Fourier Transform Spectrometer Sensorcraft; J.N. Juang. Micro Star Tracker and Attitude Determination System; T.C. Pollock, et al. To Reduce the Size of Satellites; J.N. Juang, et al. The Ground System and the Mission Support For ROCSAT Space Program; J.J. Lee. Design Concept for a Miniaturized, High-Resolution Fourier Transform Spectrometer; D.E. Hinton, M.C. Abrams. Session 7: Data Processing (DP). Development of ROCSAT-1 PROGRAM; F.H. Chu. Low-Cost, High-Rate Data Processing; C. Mirchandani, D. Nguyen. Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission Data Base Supports; C.S. Hsieh. Low Cost Archives; P. Vaughan, C.H. Perry. Using Data Archive Standards for Cost Reduction; D. Giaretta, et al. Space Technology Education and Training Through a Low Cost Amateur Satellite Ground Station Development; F.B. Hsiao, et al. Session 8: Mission Control Centers (MCC). Introduction to the ROCSAT-2 Program; H.C. Wang. Monitoring and diagnostic Expert System for Mars probe `NOZOMI';