Control Centres of the Past Present and Future

Space Applications Services develops and operates control centres for spacecraft, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Unmanned Ground Vehicles as well as Unmanned Sea Vehicles. The control centres (video) are used for Earth observation, human spaceflight, Urban Search and Rescue, Maritime Search and Rescue, as well as operating ROVs on off-shore rigs.

Future control centres, such as those required for a Moon or Mars mission will include many new technologies to accommodate the time delays in communications as well as human-robot interaction. The film shows some of these new technologies.