TOPICS


In general, contributions regarding all aspects of recent developments in space technologies are welcome. Presentations addressing the specific theme of RAST 2017 are especially encouraged. Papers may fall under, but not be limited to the following topics:

•Economic aspects of space, review and prospects

•New and emerging private space initiatives

•Space tourism for ordinary people including legal, physiological and other aspects

•Asteroid mining, legal and technological aspects

•New human habitable spacecraft, space capsules

•Space technologies that contribute to public safety, and humanitarian efforts in the face of both natural, man-made threats,

•Earth observation projects and programs geared especially toward prediction, mitigation, monitoring of natural disasters

•Computational modeling for design, development and control of space vehicles.

•Development of new and affordable launch capabilities

•Small satellites, micro, nano and pico satellites, cubesats

•New and novel instrumentation for various spacecraft functions, including ADCS, power, vehicle control, space robotics etc.

•Design and construction of space structures, space systems, materials, simulation and testing

•Additive manufacturing technologies for space applications

•Applications of nanotechnology in space

•New remote sensing technologies and applications, i.e. hyperspectral sensing, SAR, applications in environment, agriculture, etc.

•Big Data from Space: Exploration of different types and huge amounts of data generated by space assets

•Developments in GNSS, interoperability, new applications, including regional positioning systems

•Satellite time and frequency transfer systems

•Advanced technologies for satellite communications

•Scientific applications, deep space, near-earth space, space weather, microgravity

•Energy from space

•Computational modeling of material processing and other flow physics associated processes under microgravity conditions

•International cooperation, especially among spacefaring and developing countries

•Space law, space medicine, and benefits of information available from space (social, educational and others)

•Visions of the future of space science, multiverses, black holes, etc.