B.USOC's prime customers are Scientific Institutions and Space Agencies with a requirement for advanced manned and non-manned space technologies not exlusively within the field of Microgravity and Space Sciences research.
Our team of engineers can provide support in the following disciplines:
- Ground control Segment Design support, installation and validation
- Radio frequency and microwave
- Cryogenics and vacuum technology
- Real time embedded control systems
- Automation and Mechatronics
- Space mission system engineering
- Knowledge Management is a key service for BUSOC with a view over all the content and technology deployed in BELSPO and its related operational projects able to give advice to others and communicate new developments
- This service coordinates data storage, dissemination and technical tools and services for B.USOC across all its related projects. It requires an understanding of metadata, content ingestion procedures, web technologies, tools and services and very good communication skills
- This service aims to design a plan that allows for optimal communication within the project and the dissemination of information and knowledge generated by the project to relevant stakeholders
Over the last 10 years, B.USOC has managed a number of projects at different levels of complexity and will continue to do so. We aim to uphold the following project management principles:
- To set-up a project management structure that ensures an efficient operational management including administrative, financial and legal issues.
- To ensure that the project is appropriately managed according to the work plan, supporting the Scientific Coordination in organising and supervising the work and in its liaison with the European Commission.
- To comprise resources, procedures and tools for ensuring that all results are delivered on time, with an adequate quality level and within cost, comprising risk management and quality control procedures on deliverables.
- To support the appropriate communication and work dynamics to help drive the whole Consortium as a team towards successful completion.
Sciences and Technological Coordination
The objectives of this service are:
- To provide the overall scientific direction and to drive the progress of the project, steering efforts of the partners for the achievement of milestones and ensuring that the work is undertaken with appropirate quality levels.
- To provide a unified scientific and technological view and strategy that reinforces the integration of the different resources and tasks towards the unique system that the project aims to develop and validate
- To continuously assess the degree of fulfilment of the project's objectives
- To ensure that the project is not hampered by ethical problems and respects all relevant international and national regulations in this regard
B.USOC is the interface between the science teams and the space operational world. It integrates and prepares the experiment according to the scientific needs and requirements, considering the operational constraints. B.USOC interfaces also closely with the payload developer to prepare the operational products, to troubleshoot payload anomalies occuring during flight.
The Mission Operations Service framework addresses end-to-end interaction between applications that reside within both the space and ground segments. The underlying transport services over which Mission Operations services are carried may be different depending on the nature of the communications path:
- between space and ground
- within the ground segment
- on board the spacecraft itself
This service also includes:
- monitoring and control of the spacecraft subsystems and payloads
- payload performance analysis and reporting
- planning, scheduling and execution of mission operations
- delivery of mission data products