The 9th International Conference on Space Operations will be hosted by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), 19-23 June 2006 in Rome, Italy, and is organised by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). If you have a paper to present, don't wait: abstracts are due 15 November 2005.
SpaceOps 2006 will bring together space operators from around the world to discuss the current status and future direction of space operations.
Focusing on the theme "Earth, Moon, Mars, and Beyond," SpaceOps 2006 will cover topics including, but not limited to, future programs for earth observation, solar system exploration, planetary surface exploration, deep space communication architectures, integration of human and robotic missions, in-situ resource utilization and the operability of all these elements.
More information on the programme, registration, accomodation and travel can be found on the site, linked at right.
Call for papers
The organisers invite all members of the space community to submit 500-word abstracts for papers to be presented at the event. Only original material that has not been previously presented and that describes new contributions in areas of interest to the conference will be considered. Abstracts must be received by 15 November 2005.
For information on submission guidelines and to submit an abstract online, visit the SpaceOps 2006 site here.