IEEE Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology - IEEE Space Computing Conference
Computer History Museum  •  Mountain View, CA, USA  •  15-19 July 2024


The International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT) and the Space Computing Conference (SCC) gather system designers, engineers, computer architects, scientists, practitioners, and space explorers with the objective of advancing information technology, and the computational capability and reliability of space missions. The forums will provide an excellent opportunity for fostering technical interchange on all hardware and software aspects of space missions. The joint conferences will focus on current systems practice and challenges as well as emerging hardware and software technologies with applicability for future space missions.

Systems in all aspects of the space mission will be explored, including flight systems, ground systems, science data processing, engineering and development tools, operations, telecommunications, radiation-tolerant computing devices, reliable electronics, space-qualifiable packaging technologies. The entire information systems lifecycle of the mission development will also be covered, such as conceptual design, engineering tools development, integration and test, operations, science analysis, quality control.



Eugene Tu
Center Director
NASA Ames Research Center

Jason Aspiotis
Director, In-Space Infrastructure and Logistics
Axiom Space

Elizabeth Turtle
Planetary Scientist
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Jesse Mee
Air Force Research Laboratory

Prasun Desai
Deputy Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate

Damon Bradley
Founder and President
DeepSpace Technologies

Stephen K. Robinson
Director, Center for Spaceflight Research
University of California, Davis

Panel: Technology for Accessibility in Space

In 2021, the European Space Agency launched the "Parastronaut – Fly! Feasibility Study" to determine ways that astronauts with disabilities would be able to work in space, and hired the world's first para-astronaut. This panel will discuss how technology can enable people with disabilities and different abilities to participate in space exploration.

Shawna Pandya
Astronaut and Director, Space Medicine Group
International Institute for Astronautical Sciences

Kalind Carpenter
Robotics Engineer, Advanced Robotic Systems Group
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Stephane Ghiste
Deputy Manager, Fly! Feasibility Study
European Space Agency

Sheyna Gifford
Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Physician
St. Louis University School of Medicine

Zuby Onwuta
Think and Zoom


The conference will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The embedded map below displays the immediate area around the museum along with landmarks and other sites relevant to the conference.


The following hotels have kindly offered discounted group rates for SMC-IT/SCC attendees. Rooms booked at group rates have limited availability. These hotels are indicated with purple icons in the above map.

There are several other hotels in the area for which we do not have special offers or room blocks, but that offer affordable rates. For details, see: Ramada and the Holiday Inn Express. If you are a NASA employee (fulltime or intern) or a military retiree, you have the option of staying at the nearby NASA Ames Exchange Lodge.


Steering committee

Program committee (SCC)

Program committee (SMC-IT)


  • Technical Community of Software Engineering - IEEE
  • Technical Community on Computer Architecture - IEEE


3D-Plus Microchip Antmicro SiFive Avalanche Technology


  • Alpha Data
  • AMD
  • Frontgrade Gaisler
  • Innoflight
  • Lewiz
  • Micropac
  • Mirabilis Design
  • Moog
  • Star Dundee
  • Synopsys
  • Teledyne E2V
  • Vorago Technologies
  • Power Device Corporation


  • KBR

Your sponsorship is a strong statement about your organization's commitment to the field of Space Computing. SMC-IT/SCC 2024 continues to offer exciting opportunities for sponsors. Please refer to the Sponsor Prospectus and Sponsor Guide and Order Form for further sponsorship information.


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