Pocket Mission Control source code and documentation placed in the public domain by development team.


Pocket Mission Control is presented at the UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space National Student Space Conference.


Students from the Computer Science department of the University of Bristol started work on the Pocket Mission Control app.


Akshay Bhardwaj was selected as the student to work on Open Mission Control within the ESA Summer of Code in Space 2012.


Open Mission Control was selected as mentoring organisation for the ESA Summer of Code in Space 2012. The proposed projects can be found on the Open Mission Control SOCIS projects ideas page.


This week the Open Mission Control presentation and conference paper were published
at SpaceOps 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden. This was made possible thanks to the kind
sponsorship of the presenting author by the Royal Aeronautical Society.

The presentation was very well attended (the room was full and people had to stand
at the back) and it seems as if open source mission control is a hot topic! We’ve
also had many more download requests than normal over the last few days.


This week the Open Mission Control poster was presented at the 4th European CubeSat Symposium in Brussels, Belgium.

The symposium was a really great opportunity to see what other CubeSat teams around the world are working on and also what CubeSat hardware is available these days. Also it was great to talk to many people and shre experiences and opinions about CubeSats and CubeSat missions.


Open Mission Control was accepted for a poster presentation at the European CubeSat Symposium 30th January to 1st February in Bruxelles, Belgium!


Once again the command module in being reviewed, this time to meet the needs and requirements of the UKube-1 mission.


Currently the Open Mission Control team is discussing the interfaces of the OMC for UKube-1 software with the engineers from industry and academia responsible for the UKube-1 space segment and its ground stations.


Open Mission Control is shortlisted for the National Instruments Graphical System Design Achievement Awards 2011.


The Open Mission Control interfaces to the user and the ground station system in the UKube-1 mission where discussed with the responsible industry partners today.


The command module was redesigned, so that execution and specification time are added to the commands and all commands are available in a command history.


In up-to-date Windows installer was build and is now available in the download section.


Today Open Mission Control was successfully presented on the German Aerospace Congress in Bremen, Germany.


We are working on an interpolation and averaging system that will be used when fast review of data is selected.


We are checking the data queueing system that allows continuous display of data for long time intervals.


We are currently reviewing new specification documents of UKube-1 to work out which data will be available at which time and in which protocol the data wil be provided.


The language support was discussed once again. The functionality is already implemented, shortly a set of German language files will be available to test the function. For the LINUX version of OMC, the same functionality will also be used to adjust the fontsizes.


We are currently discussing the layout of the new data-provider system within the software that will be powerful enough to handle large amounts of data and also to provide multiple step sizes of the data.


We are currently working on a new, more realistic dataset for the myPocketQub 442 mission, in order to test the currently implemented functionalities.


The layout of a new data export module was discussed among the team and implemented in the GUI.


The SuperLab tab of the OMC for myPocketQub 442 is now populated in the GUI.


Some of the GUI design issues that caused problems regarding the tab layout for a long time were solved today.


Merlin Barschke was selected as the student to work on Open Mission Control within the ESA Summer of Code in Space 2011.


We’ve been selected to be a mentoring organisation for the ESA Summer of Code in Space!


Open Mission Control has applied to the ESA Summer of Code in Space 2011. See the proposed projects in the SOCIS tab for more information.


Open Mission Control was mentioned in the UK Space Conference talk PocketSpacecraft – the start of the personal space age?.


Open Mission Control submitted an abstract to the NI Graphical System Design Case Study Contest.


The new timeline concept was integrated into the software. This timeline does include another slider, which can be used to define the period of time which will be simulated.


The second tab of the Open Mission Control software for myPocketQub 442, the OrbitView tab, is filled with content. Now we need to discuss the integration with the OrbitView team.


We implemented a design revision of the software during the last weeks, which does not only improve the look and feel of the software, but also gives a consistent identity to our software. This includes a splash screen and an icon of the software. There are some screenshots available in the Home tab of the website.


As a result of the presentation of Open Mission Control at the UKube-1 ground control meeting, RAL Space has expressed interest in using Open Mission Control to monitor the entire UKube-1 satellite. 


The Open Mission Control team is glad to announce that the paper on Open Mission Control was accepted for the German Aerospace Congress!


There is an important ground control meeting for UKube-1 ahead, so that we are currently working on a stable and polished version of the software, which can be presented at this meeting.


Today the Open Mission Control team submitted an abstract for the German Arerospace Congress, which will take place from the 27th to the 29th September 2011 in Bremen, Germany.


The development team of FUNcube, an amateur radio payload on UKube-1 has expressed their interest to use Open Mission Control to control and monitor their mission.


This week we added language support to the program. British English is the reference implementation language with German as the initial secondary language to test the language support feature.


There are some new minor features to improve the overall workflow of the tool and improve the look and feel. for example we added a loading screen which hides the rearrangements of the VIs when the mission is selected.


After weeks of intensive work the current version of Open Mission Control has been divided in a number of sub-VIs, which simplifies the program as well as the programming work.


Today, myPocketQub 442, the first mission which will be controlled by Open Mission Control was officially selected to fly on UKube-1, the first United Kingdom CubeSat.


Today the final presentation of the myPocketQub 442 project for the UK Space Agency took place. If myPocketQub 442 will be selected, it will be the first mission controlled by Open Mission Control.


A former UKSEDS member, who is now working as a mission control engineer at ESOC Darmstadt offered to support Open Mission Control with pictures from the facilities at ESOC and to “certify” the final software.


The Open Mission Control software was presented at the 2011 UKSEDS Conference which took place at the Manchester Conference Centre on the 26-27th February. The software was presented in its capacity of monitor and control software of myPocketQub 442.


This week the first version of the layout for the graphical user interface of the software was discussed and agreed on. This is an important step, since it defines the overall workflow of the tool.


Do you have a suggestion, information, link or other relevant content that should be on this page? If so, we would be very grateful if you would leave it as a comment or email so we can post it here – thanks!

2 Responses to News

  1. Guilhem Bonnefille says:

    I think your last entry has an incorrect date.

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