Due to the generous sponsorship from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) invites you to attend the third International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA). The ICSSA will be hosted at GMV, Madrid, Spain, from April 04-06, 2022.
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.
The past ICSSA Conferences are available on this website.
Riccardo Bevilacqua, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Organizing Committee Members:
Arun Misra, Canada
Christophe Bonnal, France
Carmen Pardini, Italy
Thomas Schildknecht, Switzerland
Darren McKnight, LeoLabs, United States
Tarek Elgohary, University of Central Florida, United States
John Conklin, University of Florida, United States
Local Organizing Committee
Katie MacWilkinson, University of Florida Conference Department
All media needs to be accredited to access the venue. A link to media accreditations will be provided.
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: January 27th, 2022
Paper Deadline: March 04, 2022
IAA Newly Elected Academicians will receive their certificate
The 3rd IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA) will be held in 2021 at GMV in Madrid, Spain.
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