After successfully hosting a stand as a first-time exhibitor in Stockholm, Sweden in 2012, SANSA became a member-at-large of the International Committee on Technical Interchange for Space Mission Operations and Ground Data Systems (SpaceOps).
Every two years, the worlds' major space-faring nations get together to discuss the latest operations technology, trends and best practices used in the field. This year, the SpaceOps 2014 conference and exhibition took place in Pasadena, USA, from 5-9 May. At the event, SANSA submitted a request to bid for SpaceOps 2018.
At SpaceOps 2014, SANSA moved to Executive membership status. At the Executive's meeting, Tiaan Strydom, SANSA Space Operations International Business Manager, submitted SANSA's nomination to host SpaceOps 2018. The winning bidder will be announced in the course of the next six months.
The next SpaceOps conference and exhibition will be hosted by KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) in Daejeon, Korea.