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Space Systems Working Group

Mission & Objectives

The purpose of the Space Systems Working Group (SSWG) is to expand the body of knowledge of systems engineering as it is applied to space systems. Specifically, the purpose of the SSWG is to:
  • Promote the use of systems engineering principles, techniques, and practices in government, academic, and private industry organizations which are identified with space applications
  • Provide a forum in the professional networking of INCOSE that is pertinent to professionals in the space systems community
  • Support the INCOSE Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Initiative by developing an MBSE Systems Modeling Language (SysML) Reference Model of a CubeSat

CubeSat Reference Model
Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is a key practice to advance the systems engineering discipline.
INCOSE established the MBSE Initiative to promote, advance, and institutionalize the practice of MBSE. As part of this effort, the INCOSE Space Systems Working Group (SSWG) Challenge Team has been investigating the applicability of MBSE for designing CubeSats since 2011. The goal of the team is to provide a sufficiently complete CubeSat Reference Model that can be adapted to any CubeSat project.


Chair:                    David Kaslow   



Jan. 26 - 29   INCOSE IW - Torrance, California
July 20 - 25   INCOSE IS - Orlando, Florida
Aug. 3 - 8      Small Sat Conf - Logan, Utah

Working Group Products

Planned Working Sessions at the Next Events

Telecons on most Fridays at 1pm u.s. east coast time

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Planned Presentations at the Next Events

To Determine the Road Ahead - Sunday January 27, 10-11 pm