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The 19th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC), to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia.

This will be the Thirteenth ASRC jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space and Radio Science (NCSRS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA), with the support of the Mars Society of Australia (MSA). The 2019 conference will be held in conjunction with the South Australia Space Forum, convened by the South Australian Space Industry Centre.

The ASRC is intended to be the primary annual meeting for Australian researchers relating to space science and technology. It welcomes space scientists, engineers, educators, and workers in iIndustry, and Government and NGOs.

The scope of the conference covers both fundamental and applied research related that applies to space science, engineering and technologies, including the following:

  • Space science, including space and atmospheric physics, Earth observation and remote sensing from/of space, planetary sciences, astrobiology and life sciences, and space-based astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Space engineering and technology, including communications, navigation, space operations, propulsion, and spacecraft design, testing, and implementation.
  • Space industry
  • Space archaeology and indigenous sky knowledge (or archeo-astronomy)
  • Space situational awareness (SSA)
  • Current and future Australian space projects
  • Government, international relations and law
  • Education and outreach

There will be a number of special sessions not on specific research areas including, (1) the national context, as seen by key Government entities, the Academy of Science, and others, including connections to national strategic roadmaps for research infrastructure, (2) development of implementation of the 2020 – 2030 Strategic Plan for Australian Space Science, (3) Workshop on science communication with the media.
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Conference Program

The program is developed from submitted abstracts from the space research community as well as plenary and invited talks.
The 2018 conference program is available as an example to peruse.

We are now accepting abstracts. The abstracts are usually submitted online but there is a template available for manual submission to asrc-abstracts@nssa.com.au

Key Conference Contacts


Iver Cairns, University of Sydney - conference co-chair
Wayne Short, National Space Society of Australia - conference co-chair
Fred Menk, National Committee for Space and Radio Science - Program committee chair


Key Dates
Opening date for abstracts
29 April 2019
Registration opens
22 July 2019
Closing date for abstracts
22 July 2019
Acceptance of abstracts
9 August 2019
Draft Program available
30 August 2019
Early-Bird Registrations End
30 August 2019
Conference Starts
30 September 2019
Conference Finishes
2 October 2019
Last date for submission of written papers
18 November 2019

Code of Conduct

Delegates should be familiar with the Conference Code of Conduct