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Space Communications and Navigation

The Space Communications and Spectrum Management Office at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio manages the planning, formulation, implementation, and integration of projects supporting NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) capabilities.

The office provides spectrum management and analysis for NASA, and supports the development of external partnerships and opportunities to enhance new business in support of the Glenn and agency strategic plans.

Advanced Communications Systems

NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Testbed shown against the solar arrays of the International Space Station.

The following technology projects comprise Glenn’s advanced communications systems, focused on their implementation in future NASA missions. Read more…

Business Management

Glenn’s Business Management Office defines the business rhythm and cadence of the office in responding to the NASA Headquarters SCaN Program Office Planning and Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) cycle. Read more…

Chief Safety Officer

The Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) assures the safety and enhances the success of all NASA activities. Read more…

Mission Commitment Office

The SCaN Customer Service Portal provides a primary access point for potential users to find information or request SCaN services, and for user missions to interface with SCaN Mission Commitment Offices —Networks Integration Management Office (NIMO), Deep Space Commitment Office (DSCO), and SCaN Headquarters. Read more…

Space Communications Architecture and Standards

A TDRSS ground terminal in White Sands, NM.

Architecture and Standards identifies future SCaN needs and technologies according to standard engineering, architecting and simulation or emulation processes to provide a program-wide standard analysis environment. The following projects are included in the Space Communications Architecture and Standards area. Read more…

Spectrum Management

Spectrum Management is a Level 1 NASA function. The NASA Radio Frequency Spectrum Management Program develops policy and provides planning, coordination and representation to secure necessary frequency spectrum in support of NASA’s programmatic goals. Spectrum Management carries out its responsibilities both within the United States and internationally. Read more…

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