SpaceOps workshop

18 - 20 June 2024
  • EN
  • Accessible by videoconference
  • Public

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SpaceOps workshop


CNES, the French Space Agency, will host the next SpaceOps workshop scheduled to take place June 18th -20th, 2024, at "Cité de l’espace" Toulouse, France.

This biannual event, which takes place in between the SpaceOps conferences, aims to explore new subjects, new paradigms, new issues related to space systems operations. It is indeed a question of bringing together a few experts to discuss the relevance of introducing new topics, new problematics, and new challenges within the scope of the international space operations community.

For this next edition, the proposed themes are the following:

  • New Ops Paradigms (new kind of missions & ops concepts such as Swarm mission, constellations, formation flying ops, new ops approaches…)
  • New Solutions for Ops (GSaaS, free public tools, IT world, new space communications, cheaper faster…)
  • Ops Challenges for Exploration (mainly Lunar & Mars)
  • Zero Debris Approach: current capabilities & future needs (congestion and debris avoidance, lessons learned from coordinated collision avoidance ops, space-based observation…)
  • Ops of In-Orbit Services missions (lessons learned from in-flight missions, challenges for future missions, including active debris removal…)


The committee is currently finalizing theme Chairs for the workshop. The call for presentations is approaching, urging early idea consideration. Selected themes will host 4-5 presentations, contributing to thematic round table discussions. The workshop targets 50-70 participants, with 20-30 invited speakers. A notable change is remote accessibility for most sessions (only the first two days), enabling participation and interaction via chat. 

This event will be open on registration.

To learn more about it, contact the organizers:

  • Chair: Gérard Galet – CNES –
  • Co-Chair: Jay Trimble – NASA Ames Research Center –


Cité de l'espace
Cité de l'Espace Museum, Toulouse, France

To take part in this event, you must register.

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