Due to the generous sponsorship from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Florida (UF) invites you to attend the second International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA). The ICSSA will be hosted at GMV, Madrid, Spain, Fall 2021 TBD.
The foremost purpose of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) is to provide decision-making processes with a quantifiable and timely body of evidence (predictive/imminent/forensic) of behavior(s) attributable to specific space domain threats and hazards. The conference will cover broad-ranging technical and policy related aspects associated with the topic of SSA. Over the past two decades, SSA has evolved into a high-impact, multidisciplinary field of research. The magnitude and complexity of its constituent lines of inquiry are growing at rapid pace, driven by the increasing number of objects of interest, including resident space objects: RSOs (a collective term for active spacecraft and space debris) as well as near Earth objects: NEOs (comets and asteroids in Earth’s vicinity).
Combining its various “notions”, SSA today spans research in areas of RSO/NEO sensing, identification, forecasting, tracking, association, risk assessment, resource allocation, spacecraft control, information & communication, proximity operations, debris removal, space weather, drag-controlled re-entry, alternative (non-propulsive) deorbiting technologies, liability and insurance issues and a host of other related topics. Continued sustainable access and utilization of space relies on the awareness of its environment, both from the perspective of human operators on the ground and autonomous spacecraft during flight. Moreover, as the nature and number of participants utilizing the space environment grows, there is critical need for steadfast governance driven by a coherent space policy.
|June 1st, 2020||Call for Papers|
|June 15, 2021||Abstracts Due|
|September 1st, 2021||Papers Due|
The past ICSSA Conferences are available on this website.
Information will be posted when available
2021 IAA ICSSA
Riccardo Bevilacqua, University of Florida
Organizing Committee Members:
Arun Misra, Canada
Jeng-Shing (Rock) Chern, Canada
Ali Al-Mashat, France
Christophe Bonnal, France
Holger Krag, Germany
Luciano Anselmo, Italy
Carmen Pardini, Italy
Thomas Schildknecht, Switzerland
Jer-Chyi Liou, NASA, United States
Tarek Elgohary, University of Central Florida, United States
Local Organizing Committee
All media needs to be accredited to access the venue. A link to media accreditations will be provided.
Find the leaflet including topic areas for papers...
Leaflet will be soon available here.
Find the submission process including templates and info regarding the student competition...
Submitting your Paper:
Papers must be written in English and should be submitted to the IAA as Microsoft Word files (.doc, .docx) within the deadline. All papers must be submitted online through the abstract submission website. Please create a username and password and upload your paper to ICSSA via the paper submission website. It is recommended to proof read the paper before submission.
Please use the ICSSA Abstract Microsoft Word Template for your paper submission, as well as the IAA Latex Template . Please note that the presenting author of each accepted abstract has to register to the conference in order to present the paper.
Abstract Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Paper Deadline: September 1st, 2021
Information to apply for sponsorship...
IAA Newly Elected Academicians will receive their certificate
List of past conferences...
1996 Berlin, Germany 1st IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, November 1996.
1999 Berlin, Germany 2nd IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 1999.
2001 Berlin, Germany 3rd IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 2-6, 2001.
2003 Berlin, Germany 4th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 7-11, 2003.
2005 Berlin, Germany 5th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 4-8, 2005.
2007 Berlin, Germany 6th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 20-26, 2007.
2009 Berlin, Germany 7th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 4-8, 2009.
2011 Berlin, Germany 8th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 4-8, 2011.
2013 Berlin, Germany 9th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 8-12, 2013.
2015 Berlin, Germany 10th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 20-24, 2015.
2017 Berlin, Germany 11th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, April 24-28, 2017.
2019 Berlin, Germany 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 06-10, 2019.
The 3rd IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA) will be held in 2021 at GMV in Madrid, Spain.
Calle de Isaac Newton, 11, 28760 Tres Cantos
+34 918 07 21 00
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