Technical Programme


The GLEX 2020 Call for Abstracts is open! Abstracts must be submitted online on the IAF Restricted Area by 31 January 2020.

GLEX 2020 are soliciting abstracts on 12 topics:

  1. International Cooperation for Space Exploration
    • International coordination of scientific and technical objectives (ISECG; COSPAR;..), International Missions, Sharing of Scientific Mission Data, etc.;
  2. Lunar Exploration
    • Robotic missions; Human missions; Moon Village; Outposts and Bases; Lunar orbital infrastructure;
  3. Mars Exploration
    • Current missions; Mars sample return; Missions to Phobos/Diemos; Human missions;
  4. Exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids
    • Robotic missions; Human missions; Planetary Defense;
  5. Exploration of Other Destinations
    • Mercury missions; Venus missions; Outer Planet missions; Finding planets around other stars; Astronomy;
  6. Space Transportation
    • New propulsion systems; Commercial lunar landers; etc.;
  7. Key Technologies
    • EDL; Robotics; GNC; Advanced Vision Systems; Radiation Robustness; Thermal technologies (RTG’s, Loop Heat Pipes); Dust mitigation; etc.;
  8. Challenges of Life Support/Medical Support for Human Missions
    • Life support; Medical care; Crew Selection/Training; etc.;
  9. Space Stations
    • Supporting exploration via the ISS; Gateway; Other space stations current and planned;
  10. Space Resources
    • Lunar Oxygen/Water extraction; Mineral exploration; Helium-3; Fuel production on Moon/Mars/Asteroids; Other In-situ resource use;
  11. Ground-Based Preparatory Activities
    • Analogue missions and deployments; Technology demonstrations; Simulations; Test facilities;
  12. Transcending Societal Issues for Space Exploration
    • Legal issues/models/regimes; Public awareness and education; New commercial industrial models to enable space exploration; Governance of future stations/outposts/bases; Policy issues; etc.;



Call for Papers opens – October 10
Call for Papers closes – January 31
Conference Dates – September 1-3






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