Australian Space Science Conference 2013
    Australian Space Science Conference 2013
Held at   University of NSW
 Kensington Campus
 Sydney, NSW, Australia
September 30 - October 2, 2013

The 13th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC), to be held in Sydney at University of NSW. This will be the seventh ASSC jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space and Radio Science (NCSS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA), with the support of the Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI) 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 the ASSC will be run in association with the Mars Society of Australia AMEC.

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/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
  • Current and future Australian space projects
  • Government, international relations and law
  • Education and outreach, including a dedicated student session.

There will be a number of special sessions not on specific research areas, including (1) successful, submitted, and future applications for Australian Space Research Program funding, (2) the national context, as seen by the Space Policy Unit, other Government entities, the Academy of Science, and others, including connections to national strategic roadmaps for research infrastructure, (3) implementation of the 2010 2019 Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science and the Strategic Plan for Earth Observations from Space.

Wayne Short
Co-Chair, National Space Society of Australia

Iver Cairns
Co-Chair, University of Sydney

The draft conference program is now available for download here (September 22).

You can register for the conference here..

Past ASSC papers - Downloads of papers within previous conference proceedings are available at:

Details on the 2012 Australian Space Science Conference available here

Key Dates

  • 7 April - Opening date for accepting abstracts
  • 31 July - Final date for ASSC abstract submission
  • 31 July - Acceptance of ASSC abstracts
  • 1 August - Registration Opens
  • 31 August - Early-bird Registration period closes
  • 1 September - Normal Registration rates apply
  • 12 September - Final Program is available
  • 30 September - Conference Starts
  • 4 November - Deadline for Final Papers

Conference Registration rates (Australian dollars) - Early-bird

  • Student rate (sponsored) - $100
  • Academic - $300
  • Business / Government - $350
  • One day only - $150
  • Gala Dinner - $65

    Conference Registration rates (Australian dollars) - Normal

  • Student rate (sponsored) - $130
  • Academic - $350
  • Business / Government - $390
  • One day only - $175
  • Gala Dinner - $65

    Early-bird rates apply until September 5. The Gala dinner will be held on the night of tuesday October 1.

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