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Forthcoming Space Events

International Space Development Conference
From Thursday 25 May to Sunday 28 May 2017
Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO, USA
The International Space Development Conference (ISDC® 2017) is where people from all around the world connect and share the latest breakthroughs in space exploration, development and settlement.
ISDC 2017 is the perfect place for space leaders, astronauts, enthusiasts and the next generation of experts to meet.
ISDC attracts men and women of all ages; each bringing unique skills and backgrounds such as: aerospace industry leaders and startups, space exploration pioneers, academic thought leaders, and space supporters – all united by a common goal; to discuss the latest discoveries and projects on space development.
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In Thrust We Trust: A comparison of various thruster technologies - Dr Patrick Neumann: AIAA Adelaide Section
6.00 pm Monday 29 May 2017
S111, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide
Propulsion systems are necessary parts of any spacecraft, but the various types are specialised for different purposes. For example, chemical rockets are great for reaching orbit, but once in vacuum they are not as efficient as other systems. Hall and ion thrusters are more efficient than chemical thrusters, but are complex pieces of machinery with their own issues.
This talk will discuss various thruster types, their benefits and limitations, before discussing the novel pulsed cathodic arc thruster developed by Patrick Neumann as part of his doctoral work at the University of Sydney. Dr Neumann will describe his work, before discussing current work and plans for the future.

iCubeSat 2017 - the 6th Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop
From Tuesday 30 May to Wednesday 31 May 2017
University of Cambridge, England
iCubeSat 2017, the 6th Interplanetary CubeSat Workshop, will address the technical challenges, opportunities, and practicalities of interplanetary space exploration with CubeSats. The workshop provides a unique environment for open wide ranging practical collaboration between academic researchers, industry professionals, policy makers and students developing this new and rapidly growing field. The full call for papers and presentations from previous workshops at Caltech, Cornell, Imperial, MIT and Oxford can be found at www.iCubeSat.org.

University of Adelaide Short Course - Strategic Space Law
From Monday 5 June to Friday 9 June 2017
The University of Adelaide, Adelaide
The University of Adelaide, in partnership with the McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law (Montreal, Canada), is offering a short postgraduate course on Strategic Space Law as part of its Winter School program from 5-9 June 2017. The unique course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to make a meaningful contribution to global space security, dialogue and policy development.

2017 Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2017)
From Tuesday 6 June to Thursday 8 June 2017
Beijing, China
GLEX 2017 is designed to share the programmatic, technical and policy information, as well as collaborative solutions, challenges, lessons learnt, and paths forward among all nations with the desire to explore space, and to envision the future of space exploration on a global scale.

10th Annual McGill Conference on International Aviation Liability and Insurance
From Thursday 22 June to Friday 23 June 2017
Montreal, Canada
This event brings together world-leading aviation liability and insurance experts to address the following topics:
•Recent Developments in aviation liability and insurance
•Comparative Jurisprudence under the Warsaw System and the Montreal Convention of 1999
•Liability of airlines, airports, maintenance providers & ANSPs
•Products liability of Manufacturers and Lessors of Aircraft, Engines & Component Parts
•Governmental liability
•Challenges of settlement
•Consumer protection regulation & litigation
•Unruly passengers and liability for acts of unlawful interference
•Accident investigations, Annex 13 & criminalization of international aviation
•Regulation of drones and liability of operators

Space Technologies Summer School
From Monday 3 July to Sunday 16 July 2017
Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia
“Space Technologies” is a new module of the well-known International Polytechnic Summer School (IPSS). The summer course invites students to discover new broadening experiences in marvelous St.Petersburg.
The program aims to provide advanced techniques of space engineering and understanding the core physics principles related to space exploration. Space industry problems are also considered during the program in addition to technology topics.
Teaching staff of the program are star professors of SPbPU, and experts from Russian and International companies: International Telecommunication Union, The Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pulkovo Observatory, Ioffe Institute, Dauria Aerospace, Astronomicon. They provide students with interactive study methods including business games, case studies, group work, coding marathon, and field trips.

Aerospace Futures 2017
From Wednesday 12 July to Friday 14 July 2017
Adelaide Convention Centre
Aerospace Futures 2017 is a three-day conference that will be held in Adelaide on July 12-14, with the launch night held on July 11. The conference will be held at the state of the art Adelaide Convention Centre. It is designed to expose over 150 university students to opportunities in the aerospace industry.
During the conference, delegates will hear from a variety of industry representatives speaking on topics relevant to students who are interested in pursuing a career in aerospace. This year along with numerous speakers at the conference, there will also be a panel night aimed at discussing the growth of the Australian Aerospace industry.
The main topics covered during Aerospace Futures are:
•What are the latest developments within the Australian aerospace industry?
•What organisations are involved in the aerospace industry?
•What job opportunities are there in the aerospace industry?
Presentations will be given throughout the conference to guide delegates on their career path.
The audience will comprise predominantly of university students studying an aerospace related degree within Australia, and all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Astronomical Anniversaries 2017 - Austrnomical Society of South Australia
7.30 pm Wednesday 19 July 2017
Adelaide Planetarium, Mawson Lakes SA 5095
From NEAR waltzing by Mathilde and the first rocket launch at Woomera; to the discovery of the wind-stripped cores of supermassive stars, from the magnificence of McNaught’s comet and the publication of Newton’s 'Principia', from new worlds like those of Gliese 581, to the eponymous Dawn spaceprobe’s lift-off; 2017 marks a lot of decadal astronomical and space exploration anniversaries well worth commemorating. Join us for a look back through some notable sky marks in our understanding of and exploration into our cosmos.
Inspired by the 1989 ‘Voyager-II’ fly past of Neptune, Steve Raine has been an ASSA and supernovas member since 1992. He has written for 'Sky & Space' magazine having three items published there and also writes Science Fiction, a little of which has been published as well as being a contestant on the ABC-TV quiz show ''The Einstein Factor’ in 2009. Steven is owned by a cat called 'Zosma' after the star Delta Leonis and a Jack Russell-cross-Fox terrier named (but not by him) Harry plus a very energetic kelpie also not named by him called Chokko.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC PLANETARIUM SESSION. However, special public attendance requests will be considered for this session. Please email Paul Curnow at: starmanzone@adam.com.au

URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
From Saturday 19 August to Sunday 27 August 2017
Montreal, Canada
For the thirty-second time since the inception of URSI, Radio Scientists from across the world will get together for the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. This triennial gathering will take place from 19th to 26th of August 2017, in Montreal, Canada. This conference is a unique opportunity to learn about recent advances in all fields of Radio Science, as covered by all ten URSI Commissions.

Humans in Space - Challenges for Exporation 2017: Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
From Sunday 27 August to Tuesday 29 August 2017
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
ASAM invites you to register for either the Advanced or Preliminary "Humans in Space" courses to be held 27-29 August 2017 at the Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne Australia. These courses will cover a broad range of topics relevant to the human factors issues of human aeronautics and space flight. The program will address the physiological, medical, and psycho- sociological changes that are unique to space flight and planetary exploration.

Third China (International) Commercial Space Forum
From Tuesday 29 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017
Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
China Commercial Aerospace Forum is the first international and specialized forum held in China in the field of commercial aerospace. The first and second successfully held forums displayed China's commercial aerospace development blueprint comprehensively, and built a sharing and cooperation platform for commercial aerospace industries, attracting extensive attention from relevant parties and social media. To further promote China's commercial aerospace to keep pace with that of the world, to share in-depth ideas on technologies, business modes and management concepts of commercial aerospace industry around the world, and to facilitate the implementation of cooperation projects, the
third China (International) Commercial Aerospace Forum is planned to be held in Wuhan, Hubei Province in August, 2017.
For more information email contactus@spaceindustry.com.au.

18th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference
From Tuesday 19 September to Friday 22 September 2017
Wailea Marriott, Maui, Hawaii
The AMOS Conference brings together operators, researchers, technologists and system developers who are working in many areas of space domain awareness. The Conference consists of a technical program, policy forum sessions, featured speakers, optional technical tour, short courses, poster sessions and exhibits. Over 100 papers will be presented with opportunities for networking and technical discussions – all in an environment that stimulates the imagination and intellect of participants through its beautiful and unique Hawaiian hospitality.

68th International Astronautical Congress
From Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September 2017
Adelaide, Australia
The World's Premier Space Event

APSCC 2017 Satellite Conference and Exhibition
From Tuesday 10 October to Thursday 12 October 2017
Intercontinental Tokyo Bay, Tokyo

24th Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-24)
From Tuesday 14 November to Friday 17 November 2017
Bengaluru, India

Global Aerospace Summit 2018
From Tuesday 27 February to Wednesday 28 February 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE
An invitation only gathering, the Global Aerospace Summit is the most significant international forum for the true decision makers making up the executive level of the global aerospace, aviation, defence and space sectors. They are the drivers of corporate, government and military strategy, and the forward thinkers shaping the future of their industries. They come together to find, and to invest in, solutions for the critical challenges impacting their businesses today. The Summit examines how new ways of building aircraft, launch systems and satellites will impact cost and capabilities. The cross sector makeup of decision makers present makes it a fertile ground for sharing innovations in business and financing strategies that will enable the capture of greater market share. In the leading edge technology discussions these leaders will formulate a response to the impact of disruptive technologies, and identify the truly transformative applications that will revolutionise aerospace.