Programme for the Herschel Lessons Learned Meeting: "Operations from Cradle to Grave", May 28-30, 2013

The meeting emphasises discussion.

Discussion will be fuelled by proposed "Lessons" recorded before (and during; and after) the meeting. at:

[There are subsidiary pages maintained by the ICCs, that should later be ported to the central system, at:

The programme will be expanded into greater detail by the Session Moderators.

The duties of the moderator go far beyond the duties of a normal session chair in a conference.

The session moderator :==>

  • Reports to the HSOCG through the HSCOG Chair
  • Takes full responsibility for preparing the Session: The Agenda for the Session is the responsibility of the Moderator
  • Liaises in advance, as necessary, with any speakers for the session
  • Screens the "Lessons" repositories for items relevant to their session, and thus
  • Prepares an agenda for the session; stimulates and moderates the discussion of the session, and
  • Produces after the meeting, a written report with conclusions and lessons learned for the Session.

Tuesday May 28th

Start - End Duration
(min)
Title Moderator Room
08:30 Shuttle from Hotel Alberto Aguilera
09:30 - 09:40 10 Welcome, Logistics and Overview Leo Metcalfe B05
09:40 - 11:00 80 Historical Perspectives (Mission / System Design approaches) Moderator TBD B05
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 90 Uplink Issues (Instrument Commanding (CUS), Mission Planning software, ILT/IST commanding environment ...) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
13:00 - 13:30 30 Community Support (Proposal capture, proposal maintenance, technical screening, TAC, observation planning tools, Mission Planning, helpdesk, Workshops, documentation ...) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 60 Community Support contd. (Proposal capture, proposal maintenance, technical screening, TAC, observation planning tools, Mission Planning, helpdesk, Workshops, documentation ...) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
15:30 - 16:00 30 Downlink (non-DP) (Ground Segment interfaces, S/W development process, core HCSS S/W development, Mission Data Base (MDB - Versant) ... ) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:15 45 Downlink (non-DP) (Ground Segment interfaces, S/W development process, core HCSS S/W development, Mission Data Base (MDB - Versant) ... ) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
17:15 - 17:45 30 Daily consolidation discussion (...) Moderator TBD B05
18:00   Shuttle to Hotel Alberto Aguilera

Wednesday May 29th

Start - End Duration
(min)
Title Moderator Room
08:30   Shuttle from Hotel Alberto Aguilera
09:30 - 11:00 90 Downlink (DP) (design rationale, technical choices (Java, Jython), scope, implementation, SPG, HSA population, on-demand reprocessing, IA/HIPE, performance, user friendliness and support, interaction with other packages ...) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 90 HSA (User friendliness and support , HSA population, on-demand reprocessing, interaction with other archives & VO ...) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
13:00 - 13:30 30 Calibration (ground-based, in-flight performance, evaluation, verification, optimisation, Calibration vs. mission phase ...) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 90 Calibration contd. (ground-based, in-flight performance, evaluation, verification, optimisation, Calibration vs. mission phase ...) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:15 45 Pointing TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
17:15 - 17:45 30 Daily consolidation discussion (...) Moderator TBD B05
18:00   Shuttle to Hotel Alberto Aguilera

Thursday May 30th

Start - End Duration
(min)
Title Moderator Room
08:30   Shuttle from Hotel Alberto Aguilera
09:30 - 11:00 90 Quality Control, Configuration Control and Testing TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 90 Organisation, Management, Manpower TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
13:00 - 13:30 30 Preparations for Launch and Early Operations TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:00 30 Preparations for Launch and Early Operations contd. TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
15:00 - 16:00 60 Determining User Wishes (...) TBC - Moderator proposed: being confirmed May 10 B05
16:00 - 17:00 60 Wrap-up Discussion (...) Leo Metcalfe B05
17:15 Transport to Airport

Legend

Globe Plenary session
Speech bubble Discussion
Statistics Presentation

PDF Version Click here

Outline scope for the "Operations from Cradle to Grave" LL Meeting (May 28-30)*

The details will be elaborated as material is submitted. [Material = Abstracts or "Lessons" submitted to the above-described repository (or one of its ICC equivalents).]

The overall Mission design concept and methodology
   • Mission Design & Technical drivers (incl. orbit, space environment, lifetime, science data bandwidth, ACMS & pointing, DTCP/GS, …)
   • Structure of the Science Ground Segment (SGS), division of responsibilities, and organisation
   • Concept of Smooth Transitions
   • (Herschel Common Science System) HCSS - Concept, development, and components (MDB, CUS, HSpot, Configuration Control, Build System, System Integration, Testing and Validation)
   • Calibration (Standards & modeling; Cross-calibration: Herschel-Herschel, Herschel-other missions)

Operations Processes and Procedures
   • Operations preparations
   • Support to instrument level tests
   • End-to-end tests and simulations
   • LEOP and Commissioning Phase
         * Calibration, in-flight performance, evaluation, verification, and optimisation
   • PV Phase
         * AOT-release, calibration, in-flight performance, evaluation, verification, and optimisation
   • Science Demonstration Phase
         * KP-release, A&A Special Issue, information provision for AO-1
   • Routine Science Phase
         * Calibration, in-flight performance, evaluation, verification, and optimisation
         * Scheduling strategy, policies, flexibility, re-planning
         * Community Support - Level of service provided to community (excl. downlink)
         * Helpdesk
         * Information provision (documentation, mailings, and web)
         * Workshops (uplink/HSpot, downlink/HIPE, topical)
         * Observing programme maintenance/replanning, programme conflicts & optimisation, duplications tools, HOTAC tools, HOTAC meetings
         * Downlink (other than DP and Archive)
         * Mission DataBase (MDB) / Versant ...

Data processing
   • Providing data to observers - pipeline processing, standard products, HSA population, on demand reprocessing, and interactive data processing
   • HIPE provision - design rationale, technical choices (Java, Jython), scope, implementation, ...
   • HIPE use - performance, user friendliness & support, interaction with other packages, ...

Herschel Science Archive (HSA)
   • User friendliness and support , HSA population, on-demand reprocessing, interaction with other archives & VO

Science Management
   • Amount of GT, proprietary time
   • Concept of Key Programme
   • Concept of Science Demonstration Phase (SDP)
   • Scheduling philosophy ("best use of helium" as the principal driver)
   • Handling of calibration observations 
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