all commands to the space telescope are issued fromthe facility, and data gathered by the observatory arrivethere first. The STOCC consists of six facilities:Mission Operations Room, Servicing MissionOperations Room, System Engineering and EvaluationRoom, Payload Operations Control Center, MissionSupport Room and Engineering Support System. Adescription of each facility comprises the rest of thisfact sheet.
Mission Operations Room (MOR):
The MOR isused to control and monitor HST flight operations,engineering and science activities. It contains the oper-ational work stations and displays required to monitorthe health and safety of the spacecraft. It also providesthe system capability to command the spacecraft andmonitor all engineering and science activities.Adjacent to the MOR is another room called theServicing Mission Operations Room (SMOR), whichis used to support the preparation, test and simulationfor the HST Servicing Mission while routine opera-tions are conducted simultaneously at the MOR. TheSMOR has the same capabilities as the MOR and canquickly be configured to support routine operations orany other Hubble spacecraft support activity. (An illus-tration of these rooms and a staffing outline appearlater in this fact sheet.) conduct simulated subsystem tests, to integrate newdata bases, and to validate new ground software andupdates to flight software. This room has the samecapabilities as the MOR and also can be configured asa backup operations control room.
Payload Operations Control Center (POCC):
The POCC is an essential element of the overall HSTground system. The POCC supports all HST activitiesby coordinating communication and data acquisitionwith MOR personnel and the NASA Network ControlCenter (NCC) at Goddard. This facility houses allapplication processor computers, data receiving andrecording subsystems, telemetry and commandingequipment; and the communications equipment neededto achieve HST mission operations objectives.
Mission Support Room (MSR):
The MSR direct-ly supports day-to-day flight operations and engineer-ing activities by providing off-line mission planningfunctions and data processing. MSR personnel providethe scheduling interface with the Network ControlCenter at Goddard, generate the science and engineer-ing load for the onboard computers, and performastronomy and engineering data processing. In addi-tion, MSR analysts provide the updates necessary tomaintain navigational integrity and pointing accuracyof the observatory.
Engineering Support System (ESS):
The ESSsupports mission operations requirements for subsys-tem analysis and trending. It provides near real-timeand post analysis support using spacecraft engineeringdata.