BNO C3: GGOS Committee on
Satellite and Space Missions
Chair: Roland Pail (Germany)
Vice-Chair: C.K. Shum (USA)
Improve coordination and information exchange with satellite missions, scientific and if appropriate, commercial missions, for better ground-based network response to mission requirements and space-segment adequacy for the realization of GGOS goals
• Advocate, coordinate, and exchange information with satellite missions as part of the GGOS space infrastructure, for a better ground-based network response to mission requirements and space-segment adequacy for the realization of the GGOS goals;
• Assess current and near-future satellite infrastructure and to advocate their compliance with GGOS 2020 goals;
• Support proposals for new mission concepts and advocate for needed missions, including commercial missions;
• Interfacing and outreach with other components of the Bureau; especially the ground networks component, the simulation activity (PLATO), as well as the Bureau of Standards and Products.
• Continue the regular activities, i.e. updating the two central lists, supporting future scientific and if appropriate, commercial satellite missions, etc.
• Work with the Coordinating Office to set up and maintain a Satellite Missions Committee section on the GGOS website;
• Evaluate the contribution of current and near-term satellite missions to the GGOS 2020 goals;
• Work with GGOS Executive Committee, Focus Areas, and data product development activities (e.g., ITRF) to advocate for new missions to support GGOS goals;
• Advocate scientific research, if appropriate, using data from commercial CubeSat-constellation satellite missions, by working with national space agencies and the respective commercial satellite mission launching companies;
• Support the Executive Committee and the Science Committee in the GGOS Interface with space agencies;
• Finalize and publish (outreach) of Science and User Requirements Document for future gravity field missions.
• Increase the exchange and collaboration with PLATO; set up a more formal procedure of collaboration; discuss needs and run simulations to study the impact of future satellite missions, identify gaps for fulfilling the GGOS goals, etc.