BEPICOLOMBO Dhawg & Sowg meetings 2018

It is our pleasure to announce that the DHAWG & SOWG Meetings will be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre near Madrid in Spain over a period of 4 days (from Monday to Thursday on July 2 to 5, 2018): 

  • DHAWG Meeting (02/07/18 – 04/07/18)
  • SOWG Meeting (04/07/18 – 05/07/18)

The first day meeting will start around lunch time to allow travelling in the morning at the same day. Agenda of both meetings has been attached (see below).

SGS has already looked into arrange bus transport ( you just need to specify in the registration form if you are going to use it . About hotel suggestions, you can find some here:

The Local Organising Committee look forward to welcoming participants to ESAC in July!.

Mauro Casale
Coral González

Ángela Carasa
Marián Cuevas


Note: For those not able to attend  a Webex telecon has been set up, link below:



Registration opens on Monday 4th May and closes on Friday 29 June 2018. 



Monday 2nd July: 14:00-14:30 Registration/ badges delivery

DHAWG MEETING (02/07/2018 - 04/07/2018)  Meeting room B03-B05

Monday 2nd July: 14:30 - 18:30 (half-day, starting at 14:30)

14:30 Welcome & Logistics (M. Casale & J. Zender).
14:40 SGS General Status (M. Casale).
15:00 SPICE Status + Schulte Vector (M. Costa).
15:30 Operational Rehearsals (S. Martinez).
15:45 Handling of access rights for SGS services / tools (S. Martinez).
16:00 Coffee Break.
16:15 Status of Data Processing Pipelines + SGS baseline for operations during NECP (I. Ortiz, S. Martinez).
16:30 Status Update from PI Teams — contributions to be provided prior to the meeting (2-3 slides).
  • Status of Data Processing Pipelines 
  • SGS support expected by PI teams for NECP data handling operations / analysis
17:45 PDS Status (S. Martinez, M. Bentley).
  • PSA PDS4 Archiving Guide
  • Versioning (S. Martinez, I. Ortiz)
  • Use of FITS
  • Geometry
  • Local Data Dictionaries (LDD)
  • Browse Products
  • Archive Documentation Peer-Review

Tuesday 3rd July: 9:00 - 17:30 (1d)

09:00 QLA Introduction & Demo.

10:00 Discussion (part I).

10:30 Coffee Break.

11:00 QLA Hands-on. Interaction with SGS for Questions&Answers. In parallel, QLA splinter discussions.

12:30 Discussion (part II).

13:30 Lunch Break.

14:30 QLA shared science: products, logbook.

16:00 Coffee Break.

16:30 Wrap up & Next steps.

17:30 End of Session.

21:00 Social Dinner

Wednesday 4th July: 9:00 - 13:30 (half day)

09:00 WebMUST demo & hands-on (J. da Silva).

11:00 Coffee Break.

11:15 BOA demo (S. Martinez, E. Colomo).

12:00 TM Packet Analyser demo (N.Fajersztejn).

12:15 PSA demo & hands-on (M. Bentley).

13:30 End of the DHAWG Meeting.


SOWG MEETING (04/07/2018 - 05/07/2018) Meeting room B03-B05

Wednesday 4th July: starting at 14:30 (half a day)

14:30 Welcome (M. Casale & J. Zender).

14:35 Project Status by Program Manager (presented by J. Zender).

14:50 Science Planning Operational Tool (SPOT) Introduction (S. de la Fuente).

15:10 BepiColombo Science planning process using SPOT  (S. de la Fuente).

15:45. Scheduling rules  (A. Villacorta).

16:15 Coffee Break.

16:30 SPOT End to End demo (S. de la Fuente).

18:00 End of Session.

Thursday 5th July: from 09:00 to 13:30 (half a day)

09:00 Intro to SPOT Functional Demos (S. de la Fuente).

09:10 Observation Demo (A. Carasa).

09.30 Scenario Demo (I. Ortiz de Landaluce).

09:50 Schedule Demo (A. Villacorta).

10:10. Simulation Demo (R. Andres).

10:25 SPOT Future Implementation Plans (S. de la Fuente).

10:40 Coffee Break

11:00 Summary of the SOA 2026 latest results (S. de la Fuente).

11:20 OGS Status (E. Montagnon).

11:50 QAR results: Overview from OGS side (E. Montagnon).

12:10 QAR results: : Thermo-elastic distortions model (S. de la Fuente).

12:25 QAR results: Power availability (R. Hoofs).

12:40 QAR results: Thermal Sensitivity matrix at perihelion (R. Hoofs).

12:55 QAR results: Non-nadir pointing analysis (thermal, power and SA steering law) by Industry (S. de la Fuente).

13:20 Q&A / Wrap-up.

13:30 End of the SOWG Meeting.