This will be the Twelfth ASRC jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space and Radio Science (NCSRS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA), with the support of the the Mars Society of Australia (MSA).
The ASRC is intended to be the primary annual meeting for Australian space research. It welcomes space scientists, engineers, educators, and workers from across the university, industry and government parts of the space sector, and is not limited to Australian-based research, International participants are most welcome.
The scope of the conference includes fundamental and applied research, operational matters, technology, and use of space data and facilities, including:
- Applications involving Earth observations, GPS/GNSS, and Satcomms;
- Current and future Australian space projects;
- Education and outreach, including perhaps a dedicated student session;
- Government, international relations and law;
- Space archaeology and indigenous sky knowledge (or archeo-astronomy)
- Space engineering and technology, including communications, navigation, operations, propulsion, systems, and spacecraft design, testing, and implementation;
- Space industry, including hardware, services, and software;
- Space situational awareness (SSA) & space weather;
- Space science, including atmospheric physics, astrobiology and life sciences, Earth observations and remote sensing from/of space, planetary science, space-based astronomy and astrophysics, and space physics.
The 18th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC), will be held at Gold Coast in Queensland over September 24-26 , 2018.
There will be a number of special sessions not on specific research areas including, (1) the national context, as seen by the new Space Agency, other Government entities, the Academy of Science, and others, including connections to national strategic roadmaps for research infrastructure, and (2) implementation of the 2017 Mid-Term Review of the 2010 – 2019 Decadal Plan for Australian Space Science and the Strategic Plan for Earth Observations from Space.