Workshop on Advanced Concepts
The Workshop on Innovative Systems Concepts has been organized to favour the exchange of new ideas and to stimulate unconventional thinking about space research.
Spacecraft must evolve. Advancing space missions is no longer just about swapping old components for new, it is about entirely rethinking what a space mission can do and how it achieves its goals. The Workshop on Innovative Systems Concepts has been organized to favour the exchange of new ideas and to stimulate unconventional thinking about space research. Experts from many countries will discuss new ways of exploring the fascinating moons and planets of the outer solar system using tethers; sending spacecraft to deflect asteroid or go beyond the solar system using advanced propulsion; using swarms of tiny satellites in formation to synthesise large structures such as telescopes and sails; and designing constellations that rigidly move in space moking Kepler's laws.
-Download the special issue of Acta Futura (also ESA SP-633) containing the workshop invited papers
How to register
The Workshop is open to the wide community of space scientists, inside and outside ESA. To register is sufficient to send an e-mail to containing the names of the partecipants that wish to attend and their affiliations. The names are particularly important for those who wish to come from outside ESA as a badge has to prepared by security to grant the person access to the conference rooms.
The Workshop will take place the 21st of February in ESTEC, Noordwjik, The Netherlands. The conference room Newton 1 has been reserved.
Contacts in ESA
- Dr. Dario Izzo (EUI-ACT), project initiator and scientific responsible
- Dr. Roger Walker (EUI-ACT), scientific committee
- Dr. Leopold Summerer (EUI-ACT), scientific committee
- Mr. Andres Galvez (EUI-ACT), scientific committee
- Mr. Franco Ongaro (EUI-A), scientific committee
for further information write to ACT