1. Scientific Objective and Infrastructure of Space Exploration

Then novel scientific objective and method of space exploration have being suggested and discussed through the critical assimilation of the old. This session will cover the new ideas of near future manned missions of the Moon and deep space, as well as the new sciences and technologies. The results from long period demo experiments on the Earth are also the hot topics.

2. Space Laboratory, Space Station and Space Exploration

Space stations are a stepping stone for and key element of human space exploration. This session will cover technology developments for existing space stations and instrumentation development to further improve technologies and prepare for future exploration. This also includes operational aspects as well as future concepts for space stations in LEO and beyond.

3. Lunar Exploration
4. Exploration of Near Earth Asteroids

Near Earth Asteroids are of great interest for science, exploration, mitigation of possible threat to Earth and resources utilization (mining).  They are explored now and in the coming years with multiple robotic missions from several nations. This session will cover science, instruments and technologies for Asteroid missions including expected experiments. Papers on exploration, impact mitigation, flight dynamics in the low-g environment and scientific topics are welcome.

5. Mars Exploration

The exploration of Mars is in the strategic agenda of all the spacefaring nations.

Multiple robotic missions are on-going and others are planned in the years to come to prepare for the human exploration of the planet.
This session will present the main results of the on-going missions and the scientific and technology missions’ objectives and architectures of the near-term missions planned at international level.

6. Exploration of Other Destination

The 21st Century marks humankind’s opportunity to leave the solar system.  The key scientific question of our times is the search for other life, in the solar system and beyond.  The subsurface oceans, now known to exist in numerous outer solar system moons and other objects offer an opportunity to search for life there.  Missions to the outer solar system, and interstellar space to study these questions are now underway.  The nearest stars have planets orbiting them that might be similar to the earth. Our efforts to study these planets in detail, and even consider missions to them have begun.  This track will explore these efforts – and to better understand our star the sun.

7. Entering into Space and New Energy and Propulsion Technology

The ability of entering into space is the basis of space exploration. The new energy and propulsion technology are strong supports to entering space and space exploration. This track will cover expendable launch vehicles, reusable launch vehicles, new concepts of space transportation system, advanced propulsion and energy technologies. The innovative concepts are welcome particularly.

8. Key Technology of Space Exploration

The Track addresses examination and identification of key elements of space exploration missions, especially those driven by advanced technologies and innovations. Papers are solicited that address how to shape the future subsystems, technologies, innovations, logistics, processes, procedures, etc. to enable or significantly improve future human and robotic space mission objectives. Also, lessons learned from past missions and their application to future missions are essential topics in this Track.

9. Challenges of Life Support/Medical Support for Manned Space Exploration
10. Values and New Models for Space Exploration
11. Law Issues and Public Awareness Related to Space Exploration

The session will discuss the international space cooperation and legal supervision concerning to space exploration,including space natural resources exploration, satellite navigation and low-orbit the same time, the session will sumarise the space technology industry development and space ethic in 60 years’ space exploration.

12. International Cooperation for Space Exploration

International Cooperation is increasingly prevalent in human and robotic space exploration endeavors. As missions become more complex, international cooperation is strengthening as a way to accomplish exploration objectives for a broader set of stakeholders. This session will explore how international cooperation can be used to further both government and private sector interests in space exploration.

13. Small Satellites

Compared with larger satellite, the features of small satellite are advanced, fast, cheap and responsive. Their use is very wide, and their commercial operation has been achieved in various domains such as communication, earth observation and science. Small satellites are now an efficient and attractive solution for space exploration, where they can either perform valuable missions autonomously, or be used as auxiliaries to enhance the results of a main – larger – spacecraft. This track will focus on new concepts of space exploration using small satellite, constellation or formation and related technologies, including missions for deep space exploration and manned space missions. The commercialization and application scenario will be also be discussed.


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4 Nov      Call for Papers opens

15 Jan  31 Jan    Call for Papers closes

20 March    Notification sent to authors

31 May    Paper Submission Deadline

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