Australian Space Science Conference 2009
    Australian Space Science Conference 2009
Held at   University of Sydney
 School of Physics
 Sydney, NSW, Australia
September 28 - 30, 2009

The 9th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC), is to be held at the University of Sydney, School of Physics. This will be the third ASSC jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space Science (NCSS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA). The ASSC is intended to be the primary annual meeting for Australian research relating to space science. It welcomes space scientists, engineers, educators, and workers in Industry and Government.

This year’s ASSC will run in conjunction with the NCSS’s workshop on implementing Australia’s first Decadal Plan for Space Science, currently being developed. This one-day workshop will discuss the Plan and Government's responses, better link the scientific community and associated stakeholders in Government and industry, and start implementing the Plan's recommendations.

The scope of the conference covers fundamental and applied research that applies to space technologies, and includes the following:

  • Space science, including space and atmospheric physics, Earth observation and remote sensing from space, planetary sciences, astrobiology and life sciences, and space-based astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Space engineering, including communications, navigation, space operations, propulsion and spacecraft design, testing, and implementation.
  • Space industry
  • Government, international relations and law
  • Education and outreach

Wayne Short
Co-Chair, National Space Society of Australia

Iver Cairns
Co-Chair, National Committee for Space Science, University of Sydney


The peer reviewed 9ASSC Conference Proceedings are now available here

Conference Program
The Final conference program is now available (September 27) to download here

Parking is available on Campus at a flat rate of $24 per day. (Western Avenue carpark is closest). Please refer to:

Poster Details
Each poster will be placed on one side of a double-sided poster board. The available area is about 2.0 m across times 1.8 m in height (from ground to top).

The poster boards are covered in carpet-like material for pushing pins into.

Key Dates

  • 6 April - Opening date for Abstracts
  • 12 July - Closing date for Abstracts (Presentation or Poster)
  • 12 July - Conference Registration Opens
  • 26 July - Notification (Acceptance/Rejection of Abtract)
  • 3 August - Draft Program is available
  • 24 August - Early-Bird Registrations Close
  • 25 August - Standard Conference Registrations Open
  • 29 August - Final Program is available
  • 28-30 September - Conference Registration (Late)
  • 3 November - Deadline for Final Papers

Researchers and students are invited to submit an abstract for either a paper or poster. Full details are contained in the documents which can downloaded below.

If you are a member of the media interested in attending the conference then please email us at:

Conference Program
Call for Papers
Abstract and Paper Submission
Presenters, Abstracts, and Papers
Registration, Location and Accommodation
Conference Organizers and Key Partners

This conference has been generously sponsored by National Space Society of Australia and National Committee for Space Science.

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