Australian Space Science Conference 2010
    Australian Space Science Conference 2010
Held at   University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus)
 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 27 - 30, 2010

The 10th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC), is to be held in Brisbane at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. This will be the fourth 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, which is ready to be published. 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

This years conference will feature streams sponsored by the Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI).

There will be a special session on successful, submitted, and future applications for Australian Space Research Program funding.

Wayne Short
Co-Chair, National Space Society of Australia

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


The peer reviewed 10ASSC Conference Proceedings are now available here

Information on Conference Registration

We will be accepting registrations in late July for the conference. Indicative Registration rates as follows:

Sponsored Student rate - $100 AUD
Normal Student rate - $200 AUD
Early-Bird Academic rate - $240 AUD
Early-Bird Business rate - $280 AUD

We have secured sponsorship for the first 60 post and undergraduate students registering, to attend at the discounted rate of $100.

Students registering at the sponsored rate will be required to complete and submit and special application form.

Key Dates

  • 5 April - Opening date for Abstracts
  • 24 July - Conference Registration Opens
  • 31 July - Closing date for Abstracts (Presentation or Poster)
  • 7 August - Notification (Acceptance/Rejection of Abtract)
  • 14 August - Draft Program is available
  • 26 August - Early-Bird Registrations Close
  • 27 August - Standard Conference Registrations Open
  • 28 August - Final Program is available
  • 27-30 September - Conference Registration (Late)
  • 2 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.

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