On October 14, 2010, teams from Ames, Johnson Space Center (JSC), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and several Silicon Valley companies, including Google, Hewlett Packard, SAP, and MicroSoft, met at Ames Research Park to brainstorm and synthesize ideas for Next Generation Software architectures for JSC’s Mission Control Center. The problem posed was how to modernize the Mission Control software architecture to lower sustaining costs, enable use of the control center as a platform for development and use by a broad set of mission classes, and preserve the key elements of Mission Control that have enabled safe and successful human spaceflight over the decades. The teams developed a set of architectural principles, ideas, and lessons learned that were synthesized and provided to JSC.
BACKGROUND: NASA’s history of working with other agencies and private industry helps add valuable insight into projects like Next Generation Software.
Contact: Jay Trimble