Australian Space Science Conference 2012
    Australian Space Science Conference 2012
Held at   RMIT University
 Storey Hall , Swanston St
 Melbourne, VIC, Australia
September 24 - 26, 2012

The 12th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC), is to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne. This will be the sixth 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 the ASSC wii be run in association with Engineers Australia National Space Engineering Symposium (NSES) and the National Committee for Radio Science and its Workshop on Applications in Radio Science (WARS).

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
  • Space archeology
  • Government, international relations and law
  • Education and outreach

There will be a special session on successful, submitted, and future applications for Australian Space Research Program funding.There will also be a special session on implementation plans for the 2010 2019 Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science and connections to the new 2011 Strategic Roadmap for Australian Research Infrastructure.

Wayne Short
Co-Chair, National Space Society of Australia

Iver Cairns
Co-Chair, University of Sydney

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

The 11th ASSC Conference Proceedings are now available to download here

Details on the 2011 Australian Space Science Conference available here

Key Dates

  • 7 April - Opening date for accepting abstracts
  • 31 July - Closing date for ASSC abstracts
  • 31 July - Registration Opens
  • 12 August - Acceptance of ASSC abstracts
  • 31 August - Early-bird Registration period closes
  • 5 September - Normal Registration rates apply
  • 10 September - Final Program is available
  • 24-26 September - Conference Registration (Late)
  • 5 November - Deadline for Final Papers

All completed papers for peer review should be submitted to

The final conference program is now available for download here (September 21).

Details on the GNSS workshop to be held on morning on September 26 can be found here.

The conference dinner will be held at the Shark Fin Inn. Directions to the conference Gala dinner can be downloaded here.

We have wireless access at the conference and we will provide you with login id and password next week.

To configure mobile device for access please refer to RMIT instructions;ID=sdsqavl40ava

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

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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