Australian Space Science Conference 2007
    Australian Space Science Conference 2007
Held at   Sydney Masonic Centre (SMC)
 66 Goulburn Street
 Sydney, NSW, Australia
September 24 - 27, 2007

The 7th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC), is to be held at the SMC in Sydney, Australia. This will be the first 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, industry and government. The focus this year will be on attracting and bringing together the professional Australian space community, so as to make ASSC the annual conference for Australian space science, while retaining the strengths of earlier meetings.

This year’s ASSC will run in conjunction with the NCSS’s first workshop on implementing Australia’s first Decadal Plan for Space Science, currently being developed. This two-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, 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, test and implementation.
  • Space industry
  • Government, international relations and law
  • Education and outreach

Anntonette Joseph
Co-Chair, National Space Society of Australia

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

Photographs from the highly successful conference held recently can be viewed here

The peer reviewed 7ASSC conference proceedings may be downloaded here

Key Dates

  • 13 July - Closing date for Abstracts (Presentation or Poster)
  • 20 July - Conference Registration Opens
  • 27 July - Notification (Acceptance/Rejection)
  • 27 July - Draft Program is available
  • 24 August - Early-Bird Registrations Close
  • 24 August - Final Program is available
  • 17 September - Conference Registrations Open (Standard)
  • 24-27 September - Conference Registration (Late)
  • 26 September - Award for Best Student Papers
  • 26 October - Deadline for Final Papers
  • 26 November - Notification of Paper Acceptance
  • 30 November - Notification of Best Paper Award

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.

AIAA Australian-Asia Regional Student Conference

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) sponsors student conferences in each AIAA Region as a means to encourage students in aerospace related fields to discuss research, exchange knowledge, and generate interest in the field of aerospace engineering. The Region VII conference is co-located with the 7th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC) and the Decadal Plan for Space Science.

The AIAA Australian-Asia Regional Student Conference will be an undergraduate competition with the following prizes sponsored by AIAA:

First place: $500 (US) and a trip to the 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit January 2009, Orlando, FL USA (for one author) Second Place: $300 (US) Third Place: $250 (US)

For more information please visit :

Conference Dinner
A combined ASSC conference dinner and the NSSA Annual Awards will occur on Tuesday 25th September at the Vibe Hotel (5 minutes walk from the conference). To register your interest, email: or include it within the comments section when registering. Download the flyer for the dinner here.

Sputnik Silver Coin
At the conference there will be a special exhibit from the Perth Mint. The 50th Anniversary of Sputnik Silver Proof 'Orbital' Coin.

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