Recently the Canadian Space Society announced the Call for Papers for the upcoming Canadian Space Summit. The summit is an annual conference that brings together all elements of the Canadian space industry. The annual meeting is being held between November 19th through the 21st at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. In addition to displays, booths, and activities, the centerpiece of the Summit are two days of paper sessions covering a wide variety of topics. Registration is open for the Summit.
Presentations are being accepted for both oral and poster format. The deadline for submission of abstracts for consideration is September 1st. Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 15th.
Preliminary topics to be covered are as follows:
Earth Orbit, including uses of Earth orbit for benefits on Earth, precision navigation and timing, space based remote sensing of Earth, space debris and the long term sustainability of Earth orbit, on-orbit servicing, space situational awareness, effects of space weather on satellites, and micro/nanosatellite technology.
Astronomy, including metrology and precision space telescope structures, space telescope detector and receiver technologies (X-ray, UV, THz), attitude control and pointing technologies, space telescope optics technologies, and space astronomy science instrument concepts.
Planetary Exploration, including planetary analogue science and missions, engineering field tests, spacecraft design, propulsion technologies, and all aspects of robotic and human exploration of the Solar System, including asteroids.
Life Sciences, including the role of space in promoting health on Earth, physiological and psychological challenges with space exploration and development, and new developments and discoveries from space based research.
Law and Policy, including legal issues surrounding exploration, exploitation, and habitation of space, national and international space policy and regulation, debris mitigation and liability, and fostering space enterprise and science and technology.
Space Commercialization, including challenges and opportunities for commercial enterprise, areas where Canadian space industry can excel, and developments in national and international markets.
Education and Outreach, including elementary, secondary and postsecondary programs, student participation in space missions, the role of government and industry, new roles for educational institutions, and communication of space activities to the public.
SpaceRef is a proud sponsor of the Summit and will be in attendance.