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ESA NEO and Debris Detection Conference, 22-24 January 2019

on 18 July 2018

On 22-24 January 2019, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the NEO and Debris Detection Conferenceat the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), in Darmstadt, Germany. Abstracts can be submittedfrom 3 September until 1 October 2018.

Space safety is of growing concern for all space-faring nations, including Romania. The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) prioritised Romania’s participation in ESA security-related programmes starting November 2012. Romania’s participation is focusing on Space Weather and Near Earth Objects (NEO).

The population of NEOs and the increasing number of artificial space objects pose a serious threat to our infrastructure in orbit and on ground.To support safe operations and to enable the protection of populations and infrastructure, on-ground space surveillance systems and prediction capabilities have been established world-wide.

This international conference will focus on recent progress made by exploring the synergies between search programmes, orbit determination, and risk management for NEOs and space objects. Key aspects of synergies are telescopes and radar systems, instrumentation, observation techniques, data processing approaches, and standardisation of data exchange.

The conference will provide a unique forum for information exchange, technical discussions, defining future directions of research and networking between NEO and Space Surveillance and Tracking researchers, engineers and decision takers of industry, policy makers andspace lawyers, space andground system operators, institutional organisations (e.g. space agencies, EU, UNCOPUOS, IAA, COSPAR), academia and the defense sector.

Abstract submission will open on 3 September and close on 1 October 2018. Registration is currently open.

More information are available at this link.

Image credit: ESA