8th Space Traffic Management Conference 2022

Austin TX, USA
8th annual Space Traffic Management conference02-03 March 2022
STM 2022
Intro STM 2022
Space Traffic Management

The Space Security, Safety, and Sustainability (SSSS) Program at The University of Texas at Austin’s Strauss Center and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Privateer, held the 8th annual Space Traffic Management conference, “Anthropogenic Environmental Impact and Assessment of Space Traffic on Space Operations and Implications for Climate Change Monitoring.” Northstar Earth & Space and Kayhan Space are also co-sponsors. The conference took place on Wednesday, March 2nd and Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, in the Bass Lecture Hall of the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin and via Zoom Webinar. The conference is being organized by SSSS Program Lead Dr. Moriba Jah,  and the IAA Space Traffic Management Committee.

At STM Conferences, experts from all over the world gather to discuss and exchange on space traffic management. Technical sessions range from topics like Range Management, Airspace/Orbital Space Integration, Space Safety, Security, and Sustainability, Space Environment Effects and Impacts and Related Issues.

Preliminary program is available.

Conference materials uploaded daily.

October 22, 2021: Call for Papers
January 14, 2022: Abstract submission deadline
January 17, 2022: Registration opens
January 31, 2022: Final abstracts selected and invitations extended
February 15, 2022: Preliminary program available
February 25, 2022: Draft papers due and published to IAA’s website
March 02-03, 2022: Conference

This year’s hybrid conference (in person and streaming) will be held at the University of Texas, Austin TX, USA and virtually via a Zoom webinar. Please note that you must use the Zoom account with the email address you registered with on the IAA website to be able to log in to this webinar.

STM 2022 Call for Papers was available (pdf version).

Papers are solicited, aligned with this year’s theme, in the areas listed below:

1. Range Management
a. Commercial, Civil, and Military Range Safety Continuity
b. Security issues including cyber
c. Range Technology Modernization

2. Airspace/Orbital Space Integration
a. High Altitude Balloon impact upon the Airspace
b. Impacts of Microsatellites upon the Airspace
c. Integration of Air Traffic and Space Traffic Control Systems
d. Communication Standards for Space Traffic

3. Space Safety and Sustainability
a. Anthropogenic Space Object Taxonomy and Classification to Aid Regulation and Space Traffic Management
b. Space debris remediation, mitigation, and SSA technologies
c. Unique Anthropogenic Space Object Identification and how to achieve it
d. Space Object and Event Data Curation, Sharing, and Exploitation
e. Multi-Source Information Fusion, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine/Deep Learning
f. Spacecraft Anomalies, Mission Assurance, and Causal Relationships
g. Impacts upon spectrum management and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI)
h. Monitoring Space Object and Event Behaviors (including assessing compliance)
i. Decision-making with incomplete and biased information
j. International initiatives

4. Security
a. UN Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) and the Conference on Disarmament
b. Military Uses of Outer Space
c. Dual-Use and Multi-Use Technology Challenges
d. Commercialisation of military space services
e. Defining “attack” or “use of force” in space
f. Counterspace capabilities
g. Verification in space
h. Anti-satellite testing and demonstrations
i. Electronic warfare in space
j. Cyber and space security challenges
k. Dedicated military space agencies (space force, space corps)
l. International initiatives
m. National space defence policies
n. International humanitarian law in space

5. Space Environment Effects and Impacts
a. Resultant Anthropogenic Space Object Behavior and Discovering These from Big Data
b. Launch and Space Flight Meteorology
c. Space Weather forecasting

6. Related Issues
a. Role of human factors in STM
b. Industry’s role
c. Industry requirements
d. International initiatives and concerns
e. Standards inflection points and development

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STM 2022 Speakers

Jah Moriba
The University of Texas at Austin
Jean-Michel Contant
Contant Jean-Michel
IAA Secretary General
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