ATI’s CONFERS program brings together industry leaders and small and emerging innovators in the satellite industry to develop standards necessary for low orbit docking of satellites for servicing and upgrades. It is critical for all players to get on the same page when it comes to equipment interoperability. The CONFERS program brings these players together online and in person.
CONFERS developed a set of baseline best practices that the International Organization for Standardization is currently considering. The organization began working on its Space systems—Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) and On Orbit Servicing (OOS)—Programmatic Principles and Practices, based on the foundations CONFERS developed at meetings like the one it held (virtually) in October 2020.