CONFERS Program to Develop Industry Consensus Standards for On-Orbit Servicing Discussed at Global Space and Technology Convention

Friday, February 2, 2018

SWF Project Manager Ian Christensen gave a presentation entitled "Norms and Standards to Enable Emerging Industry Segments: Satellite Servicing" at the Global Space and Technology Convention (GSTC) in Singapore on February 2, 2018. In the presentation, Mr. Christensen introduced the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) program, an initiative to develop voluntary consensus standards for rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) and on-orbit satellite servicing (OOS). Mr. Christensen also described industry engagement plans as CONFERS proceeds over the next several months. CONFERS is being administered by a team consisting of SWF, the University of Southern California’s Space Engineering Research Center (SERC), and the Space Infrastructure Foundation (SIF), and led by Advanced Technology International (ATI), with initial support being provided by a contract issued by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Mr. Christensen's presentation can be found here.

A fact sheet on CONFERS can be found here.

Additional information will be available on the CONFERS website shortly.

Last updated on March 5, 2018