The Space Foundation is announcing a Call for Papers for Tech Track presentations to be delivered on April 8, 2019 as part of the 35th Space Symposium (April 8-11, 2019). Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from government and industry leaders in space technology development, and to learn about recent advances from presenters in a series of 20-minute tech talks.
Abstracts will be accepted until November 16, 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance by January 7, 2019. Please direct all questions to [email protected].
Key Deadlines for Authors
- November 16, 2018: Abstracts due
- January 7, 2019: Notification and detailed presenter instructions sent to authors via email
- January 21, 2019: Deadline for authors to confirm attendance
- March 25, 2019: Full papers due (submission form here) and Tech Track registration
- April 1, 2019: Presentations due (submission form here)
- April 8, 2019: Tech Track presentations at the 34th Space Symposium
Abstracts and papers must cover, or be related to, one of the following topics:
New Gen, New Space, Old Space, Traditional Space, and all sorts of other space—all have a stake in the industry’s future, and all have ideas for how to get there.
- Developing the Future Space Workforce
Present and future space workforce challenges and needs. Some examples may be the next generation of space leaders, space education and “STEM and beyond”-related topics for future workforce development.
- Space Policy
Space Policy and governance topics, treaties, space policy issues.
- Space Exploration/Sciences
All the things people and space probes are doing to find out more about what’s in space, on planets and other heavenly bodies, astronomy, etc.
- Mission Space
For those who are conducting business, defense, and civil missions using things in orbit. This could be in-space satellite deployments, in-space manufacturing, etc.
- Space Data Products and Services
This would include things like “big data,” new space-originated tech, etc.
Launch vehicles and deployers, current and future activities.
- Space Situational Awareness
This includes being aware of objects orbiting the Earth, near Earth objects, space weather, and other things that impact satellite operations and Earth’s inhabitants.
- Mission Assurance
Applied/recommended techniques and lessons learned to reduce risk for those working to get to space, and those working in space.
- Proposed Space Technology/Service Solutions to Terrestrial Challenges
An exploration of challenges here on Earth to which space might provide solutions.
Emphasis should be given to recent issues, activities, or emerging technologies.
Past Tech Track presenters ranged in age, profession, and background. Students have presented their ideas at Tech Track, as have engineers, professors, and lawyers. Whether from Europe, Japan, the U.S., or other nations, Tech Track presenters provided valuable information and insight in the challenges they’ve faced and overcome.
Papers from Previous Tech Track Events
Abstract Submission Form
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