Last call for abstracts for 10th Space Traffic Management conference in Austin, Feb 27-28, 2024

The call for abstract papers for the 10th Space Traffic Management conference taking place in Austin, Feb 27-28, 2024, is due to close on 15 September 2023. Authors will be notified on 15 October, with final papers due 28 January 2024.

The Space, Security, Safety and Sustainability (SSSS) Program at The University of Texas at Austin’s (UT) Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Cockrell School of Engineering in partnership with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), will hold the ­10th annual Space Traffic Management conference, “Inflection Points of Change: Civil, Commercial & Security” for space operations. The conference will take place on February 27-28, 2024, hosted at The University of Texas at Austin, USA. Experts from all over the world will gather to discuss and exchange knowledge on Space Traffic Management. Technical sessions will be devoted to several topics like Changing Legal and Regulatory Frameworks, Airspace/Orbital Space Integration, Space Safety and Sustainability, Security, and Related Issues.

Papers are solicited, aligned with this year’s theme, in the areas listed below:

  • Civil: The growing number of civil spaceports, the increasing number of countries pursuing participation in space situational awareness or sustainability efforts and the U.S. transition of space traffic management to the Department of Commerce and its implications for space operators worldwide.
  • Commercial: The effects of high-profile events on the commercial space market and the emergence of novel space activities including efforts for satellite servicing and deorbiting, along with policies and regulations governing their operations.
  • Security: The issues and role of commercial space assets and the intersection of space diplomacy with the security landscape.

Furthermore, we encourage authors to explore the interplay between these inflection points and other relevant topics, such as space environmentalism, sustainability, economics, and the integration of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) into effective space traffic management.

Authors are invited to submit papers that contribute to the advancement of the field by offering new insights, research findings, and innovative ideas. Selected papers will have the opportunity to be featured in a special edition of Acta Astronautica, a prestigious journal in the aerospace domain.

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