10 years of Advanced Concepts and looking ahead
ESA's Advanced Concepts Team has been created 10 years ago. For this occasion, a two days event took place on 2-3 July at ESTEC (Netherlands) to prepare for the next ten years: to review current space research, analyse trends and consider new areas, outside the traditional planning horizons of ESA.
Day 1 - 2 July - Un-conference
ESTEC Lunch corners
|09:30||Opening||un-conference self-organisation in front of ESTEC "Wintergarden"/ Lunch corners|
|10:45||Session Room 19||Wormholes & Co. Let's be critical about Sci_Fi|
|Session Room 20||Distributed Space debris removal?|
|Session room 21||Innovation for our future - unexpected pathways|
|Coffe break 11:15 - 11:30|
|11:30||Session Room 19||- Apogeios - a space city for 10.000 inhabitants
- Escaping the solar system - new speeds - new distances (brainstorming)
- You and (A)i - or: what non-AI people think about artificial intelligence?
|Session Room 20||- Asteroid Mining colloquium
- DSMC extensions for future space research
- Using skylasers to get 100kg to GEO
|Session room 21||- What is the best mechanismn for sustainable innovation in space agency?
- Preparing for Noah's ark on the moon to preserve life
- Innovation transfer to industry: why does it take so long?
|Lunch break 13:00-14:30|
|14:30||Session Room 19||- Why are our robots not walking yet?
- Open discussion: massive robotic swarms in space
- Robots that can crash... (and not completely fail)
|Session Room 20||- SPS and ISRU vs Earth-made trade off
- Weather control using SSP technology from JAXA - weaken large Typhoon
- LASER applications in space
|Session room 21||- Smart materials - toys or tools?
- UFO phenomena - can earth observation confirm these?
- Possible "advanced?" concepts for EO?
|Coffee break 16:00-16:30|
|16:30||Session Room 19||- (Where) is Evolutionary Robotics moving?
- Neuroinspired interface from thoughts to actions
- Open-source tools for space mission design - the way of the future?
|Session Room 20||- Cubesats future evolution - What will they do in the next 20 years?
- Ideas of Kosmo Klub - How the czech space enthusiasts see the future
|Session room 21||- "There was no big-bang!" - Discuss|
|18:00||Space cocktail at Foyer|
For more information on what an un-conference is and how it works, we recommend the information provided at this link. In short, all participants will have the opportunity to put conference sessions on the agenda. Sessions can be formal, though they tend to be informal and interactive. Usually they range from well thought out pre-prepared talks reflecting years of research and practice to the spur of the moment ‘new idea’ that would be interesting and fun to talk about. Session units will be 30 minutes, though sessions can be scheduled for more than one unit.
Day 2 - 3 July - Conference
Newton 2, ESTEC
|Time||Session / Chairs||Presentations / Speakers|
Geraldine Naja, Isabelle Duvaux-Bechon
Franco Ongaro, ESA
|09:40||hic futura parantur
Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Marco Guglielmi
|- ACT Research - Its impact on ESA and the European Space Sector, Leopold Summerer, ESA
- Can ESA find new ways though technical competitions? (pdf), Andres Galvez, ESA
|Coffe break 10:15 - 10:30|
|10:30||Grasping the potential impact of selected research trends
Leopold Summerer, Jörg Wehner
|- Trends in advanced research on mission analysis (pdf), Massimiliano Vasile, Strathclyde University
- From Desert Ant navigation to landing like a bee - Biomimetics for space (pdf), Tobias Seidl, Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences, Guido de Croon, ESA - Do we need AI? Does AI need us?, Marek Rucinski, Univ. of Plymouth - From debunking murky propulsion concepts to new ways of swimming in space-time and relativistic positioning systems (pdf 1) (pdf 2), Pacome Delva, Observatoire de Paris, Sante Carloni, ESA
|14:00||Key Note by Alastair Reynolds||"Thinking the future" (pdf)|
|14:40||Preparing the future - Insights from Academia
Dario Izzo, Marco Freire
|- Innovative ways to active space debris removal, Claudio Bombardelli, Univ. Pol. Madrid
- New prospects for electric propulsion? From plasma research to advanced electric thrusters, new plasma sources and electric thrusters, Daniele Pavarin, University of Padova
- Very large structures in space - visions and interesting research directions (pdf), Gunnar Tibert, KTH
|Coffe break 15:30 - 15:45|
|15:45||Key Note by J.-J. Dordain, ESA DG||Preparing the Future of ESA - Agenda 2015 and beyond|
|16:00||Other Approaches to Disruptive Innovation in Space
Edmund Williams, Charlotte Mathieu
|- Preparing for disruptive innovation in space - the EC Framework Programme Approach (pdf), Christos Ampatzis, EC REA
- Preparing breakthrough innovation at NASA, Jay Falker, NASA
- Preparation of innovative visionary space concepts at JAXA, Arikawa Yoshihisa, JAXA
|17:15||Closing Panel Discussion||- Input summary from the unconference (2 July), Dario Izzo, ESA
Franco Ongaro, Giuseppe Morsillo, Alastair Reynolds, Arikawa Yoshihisa, Leopold Summerer, Christos Ampatzis
The conference will be accompanied by demonstration experiments and videos.