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The 20th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC), will be held in Sydney, New South Wales over September 26 to 28, 2022.

This will be the Fourteenth 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 2022 conference will be held in conjunction with a scientific workshop focused on Solar Physics and Space Weather Connections Workshop, convened by Dr Hannah Schunker at the University of Newcastle 29th – 30th September.

The ASRC is the primary annual meeting for Australian researchers in space science and technology. It welcomes space scientists, engineers, educators, and space professionals working in universities and research organisations, industry, government and NGOs. The conference is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

The organisers encourage and welcome submissions from women, minority groups, students and early career researchers. The conference program committee actively promotes diversity and inclusion by: ensuring equal representation among plenary speakers and panellists; balancing gender diversity in scheduling keynotes and contributed oral presentations; highlighting poster sessions in prime times and locations to encourage discussions and networking across all career stages.

The conference covers all topics pertaining to fundamental and applied research in space science, engineering and technologies, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Space science, e.g., space and atmospheric physics, Earth observation and remote sensing, planetary science and astrobiology, ground and space-based astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Space medicine, humans in space
  • Space engineering and space technology, covering communications, navigation, space operations, propulsion, and spacecraft design, testing, and operation.
  • Space industry and space business
  • Space archaeology, indigenous sky knowledge (archaeoastronomy)
  • Space situational awareness (SSA), space domain awareness (SDA), and space weather
  • Space policy, international relations and law
  • Current and future Australian space projects
  • Workforce development, space education and outreach.

Special topical sessions will include: (1) the National Context, with invited presentations by key government representatives, the Academy of Science, government funded research organisations, highlighting and discussing connections to national strategic roadmaps for research infrastructure, and (2) the 2021 – 2030 Strategic Plan for Australian Space Science.

All interested are invited to attend. Please also make the conference known to your colleagues.

We will be accepting abstracts in early May via the abstracts portal. The general abstract format may be found here.
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Key Dates
Opening date for abstracts
1 May 2022
Registration opens
20 July 2022
Closing date for abstracts
20 July 2022
Acceptance of abstracts
7 August 2022
Draft Program available
30 August 2022
Conference Starts
26 September 2022
Conference Finishes
28 September 2022
Last date for submission of written papers
20 November 2022

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


Code of Conduct

Delegates should be familiar with the Conference Code of Conduct