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Commonality of Ground Systems for Operations and Development

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Commonality of Ground Systems for Operations and Development

The objective of this study is the definition of a set of building blocks comprising a common core for both EGSE and Mission Control Systems which, together with a unified data model, meets the requirements of a community of stakeholders (Agencies and space industry) with respect to space craft checkout and operations. This common core is called EGS-CC (European Ground System - Common Core)
The EGS-CC shall support the setup of Electrical Ground Support Equipments, Software Validation and Simulation Facilities as well as the Ground Segment for Spacecraft operations (Mission Control Systems, Science Operations Systems, Ground Stations etc.). The new common core shall take into account the needs for all domains and shall be maintainable as a configuration-controlled product for a long period (30 years).

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