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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 at the Rydges Hotel at World Square.

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.

In addition, special sessions will be organised around the following topics: (1) National Context;  (2) 2021 – 2030 Strategic Plan for Australian Space Science.

Registration rates are now available to review on the website.

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Abstracts and Papers

We are accepting abstracts via the abstracts portal. The general abstract format may be found here.

Delegates are invited to submit papers for the conference proceedings and these will be peer-reviewed.  Once accepted; the papers form the basis of the formal conference proceedings which are ISBN referenced. Previous ASRC proceedings are available for review at URL:

As in previous conferences, there will be prizes awarded to the best judged presentations and posters by undergraduate and postgraduate students. We will also be awarding prizes for presentations by Early Career Researchers. Please indicate if you think you are suitable to be in competition in your registration.

Conference Gala Dinner

The conference Gala Dinner will be held on Tuesday September 27 in the hotel - at 7:30 pm - after the days' sessions.

A separate fee applies for the dinner.

Key Dates
Opening date for abstracts
1 May 2022
Registration opens
20 July 2022
Closing date for abstracts
29 July 2022
Acceptance of abstracts
14 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

Conference COVID-19 Protocols

Our host Rydges World Square has a COVID-19 safe plan in place for our visit. Delegates should be familiar with the current information provided by NSW Health on COVID-19 at

We recommend you wear a mask while not presenting in the conference rooms. The conference registration desk will have masks available for delegates.

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


GOLD Sponsor: Australian Space Agency.
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Delegate Code of Conduct

Delegates should be familiar with the Conference Code of Conduct