6th European Conference on Space Debris

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ESA will host the 6th European Conference on Space Debris at its European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, 22–25 April. The four-day event will spotlight the risks posed to space …

ESA will host the 6th European Conference on Space Debris at its European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, 22–25 April. The four-day event will spotlight the risks posed to space exploration by the growing number of debris objects in near-Earth space.

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  • 1. 6th European Conference on Space Debris Media & PR oriented programme (Draft V4) at ESAs Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt/Germany, 22-25 April 2013Venue: Conference Centre ESA/ESOC, H-buildung.Background: The conference will provide a forum for leading scientists, engineers and managers, butalso journalists, from all major spacefaring nations, including space operators, industry, academia andpolicy bodies. The objective is to present the latest findings, discuss policy and technical options and helpdefine future directions for research on all aspects of Space Debris.Monday, 22 April09:00-12:00 hopening plenary session with technical presentations addressing key aspects of theconference09:00-09:30 hOpening keynote speech:“Space Debris risks from the Astronaut perspective” - ESA-Astronaut and former Head ofEurope’s Columbus Control Centre, Reinhold Ewald09:30-09:40 hIntroduction to the 6th European Conference on Space Debris; event logistics,Prof. Heiner Klinkrad, Head of ESA Space Debris Office, Conference chair.Opening Session chairs: Manuel Metz, DLR, Fernand Alby, CNES09:40 - 10:00 hOrbital Debris: Past, Present, and Future (Eugene Stansbery & Nicholas Johnson, NASA OrbitalDebris Program Office - tbc)10:00 - 10:20 hStability of the Future Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Environment – An IADC Comparison Study(Jer-Chi Liou, NASA Orbital Debris, A. K. Anilkumar, Indian Space Agency ISRO, , BenjaminBastida Virgili, ESA Space Debris, Toshiya Hanada, Japanese Space Agency JAXA, HolgerKrag, ESA Space Debris, Hugh Lewis, UK Space Agency, M. X. J. Raj, ISRO, M. Rao, ISRO,Alessandro Rossi, Italian Space Agency ASI, R.K. Sharma, ISRO)10:20 - 10:40 h coffee break10:40 - 11:00 hESA Clean Space Initiative, Luisa Innocenti, ESA
  • 2. 6th European Conference on Space Debris Media & PR oriented programme (Draft V4)11:00 - 11:20 hSystem performance evaluation and improvement of observation methods by KSGC radar byusing debris observation data (Toru Tajima, Nobuo Kudoh, Jyunya Abe, Kazunori Someya – allJAXA, Katsuhiro Ono, NEC, Masaya Kameyama & Gaku Adachi both Fujitsu, Sadao Aoki, JSF)11:20 - 11:40 hCAESAR, French probative public service for in-orbit collision avoidance (François Laporte,Monique Moury, CNES, French Space Agency, Operational Flight Dynamics)11:40 - 12:00 hDebris Shielding for inflatable structures development and characterization at hypervelocityimpacts (Roberto Destefanis, Thales Alenia Space, Moreno Faraud, Thales Alenia Space,Martin Rudolph, Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institut, K.E. Weber, Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institut,Frank Schaefer, Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institut, Michel Lambert, ESA)12:00-14:00 hlunch break in H-conference centre (possibilities for media interviews)14:00-18:00 htechnical presentations, parallel in H-I: radar & optical measurements, and in H-IV: hypervelocityimpacts & shieldingTuesday, 23 April08:00-12:30 htechnical presentations, parallel in H-I: on-orbit risk assessments, and in H-IV: in-situmeasurements, meteoroids & data processing14:00-18:00 htechnical presentations, parallel in H-I: re-entry prediction & risk assessments, and in H-IV:debris & meteoroid environment modelling18:15-20:00 hposter viewing with authors (outside the conference rooms)
  • 3. 6th European Conference on Space Debris Media & PR oriented programme (Draft V4)Wednesday, 24 April08:00-12:30 htechnical presentations, parallel in H-I: debris mitigation & remediation - system aspects, and inH-IV: orbit prediction & determinationThursday, 25 April08:00-12:30 htechnical presentations, parallel in H-I: debris mitigation & remediation – concepts, and in H-IV:space surveillance & catalogues Thursday, 25 April, 12:45-14:15 h Concluding Press Conference with Q & A session in H-I conference room, ESA/ESOC with Conference chair Prof. Heiner Klinkrad, Head of ESA Space Debris Office, and senior panellists from COSPAR, IAA, NASA, CNES, DLR, ASI, UKSA (details tbc)14:20-18:00 hfurther technical presentations, parallel in H-I: debris mitigation & remediation - implementationaspects, and in H-IV: standardization & policiesDetailed programme, mandatory registration and further contacts via the ESA ConferenceBureau:http://www.congrexprojects.com/13a09Details and news from ESA’s Space Debris team:www.esa.int/debris