IEEE Joint JRACS Meeting & Section Tour: NASA / ISS Payload Operations Center – (2/25/2014)

All societies and members are welcomed to join us as we visit different businesses in the area, to learn more about their latest technologies.

This Section Tour will be limited to the first 25 guests to respond. You do not have to be an IEEE member to attend, guests are welcome.  You may also suggest other businesses for future tours.

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

11:15am – 12:30pm


International Space Station -Huntsville Operations Support Center

MSFC Building 4663, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35812

NASA / ISS Payload Operations Center

NOTE: You will need to provide us with the following information:
– Name
– Phone number
– Email address

Unless you already have badge access to the Arsenal, please provide the following in the comment field:
– Citizenship
– Driver’s License # and State of Issue
– Foreign nationals, lawful permanent residents, or foreign representatives will have to send in additional information (we will contact you)

CLICK HERE to register:

Meeting Agenda:

11:00 – 11:15am          Meet to ride shuttle onto Redstone Arsenal  (location offsite in S&RC Parking Lot – TBD)

11:30am – 12:30pm     Tour of Facilities (Meet in the Lobby Area of HOSC)

12:30pm  – 12:45pm    Ride shuttle back to pick up location

About the HOSC:

Also known as Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) or Payload Operations Center, it is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) facility that works in conjunction with the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Control Centers in Houston, Texas. The Payload Operations Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is the headquarters for International Space Station science operations. This Control Center links Earth-bound researchers and developers from around the world with their experiments and astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
Here is a list of every day tasks for this center during the life of the International Space Station:

  • Integrates research requirements
  • Plans science missions
  • Ensures the safe execution of science
  • Integrates the crew and ground team training and research mission timelines
  • Manages use of space station payload resources
  • Handles science communications with the crew
  • Manages commanding and data transmissions to and from the orbiting research center.

The Operations Center is staffed around the clock by three shifts of flight controllers.

We look forward to seeing you all there!  🙂