Space Transportation Seminar: To New Frontiers
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This seminar, taking place from the 26-28 May 2009 near Paris, will draw on innovative concepts, projects and technologies far away from the ideas currently put forward. Thematic editions were held between 2001-2005 and outlined technology trends and propulsion concepts for the future.
The objective is to go far beyond in terms of:
Long term and mostly innovative missions and applications;
Adaptative technologies spanning all sectors and types of scenarios.
The underlying objective is therefore to collect potential ideas about promising technologies for the future, and to evolve a flexible method to initiate dedicated investigations for selected perspectives. Furthermore, the following two aspects should be emphasized during the seminar:
How do people (including those external to space field) envisage the next 50 years, especially from the young generation point of view?
Which selection type procedure should be settled to distinguish potential breakthrough ideas from unrealistic ones?