The OpenSAND steering committee aims are:
Thales Alenia Space and the CNES as co-founders of OpenSAND Community and major contributors, are the first Members of OpenSAND Steering Committee, in charge of all technical and administrative decisions concerning OpenSAND. Depending on their contributions into OpenSAND, the Steering Committee may decide, by unanimous decision, to invite other important contributors to join the Steering Committee as new Members.
The objective of the CNES and TASF is to better optimize and rationalize the research and development in the satellite domain. It should avoid duplication of efforts and therefore facilitate programs of new satellite solutions.
Viveris Technologies is the current operational maintainer of OpenSAND and has a long experience on OpenSAND, via TASF and CNES projects.