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Stardust Final Conference on Asteroids and Space Debris

ESTEC, Netherlands, 31st Oct 2016 - 3rd Nov 2016

Keynote Talks
Call for Contributions
Extended Abstract Submission
Post-conference publications
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*Registration now open*


In recent years it has become clear that the increasing population of space debris could lead to catastrophic consequences in the near term. Although statistically less likely to occur, an asteroid impact would have devastating consequences for our planet.  Stardust is a unique training and research network devoted to developping and mastering techniques for asteroid and space debris monitoring, removal/deflection and exploitation. By pushing the boundaries of space research with innovative ideas and visionary concepts, Stardust will turn the threat posed by asteroids and space debris in an opportunity. 
The Final Stardust Conference will consist of parallel symposia sessions and keynote guest speakers. The conference is open to everybody who wants to present recent results on any of the following topics.

Topics to be covered by the Symposia:
  • Orbital and Attitude Dynamics Modelling
  • Long Term Orbit and Attitude Evolution
  • Particle Cloud Modelling and Simulation
  • Collision and Impact Modelling and Simulation
  • Re-entry Modelling and Simulation
  • Asteroid Origins and Characterisation
  • Orbit and Attitude Determination
  • Impact Prediction and Risk Analysis
  • Mission Analysis- Proximity Operations
  • Active Removal/Deflection Control Under Uncertainty
  • Active Removal/Deflection Technologies
  • Asteroid Manipulation

Confirmed Symposia:

The selection of contributions will be done on the basis of Extended Abstracts that must be received before 5th September 2016 (it was July 31st 2016).

Given the global nature of the asteroid and debris threat, institutions outside Europe can join in through internet media.