Australian Space Science Conference

12th Australian Space Science Conference
RMIT University, Melbourne
24th to 27th September 2012

The 12th Australian Space Science Conference (ASSC) will be held in Melbourne at RMIT University. This will be the 6th ASSC jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space Science (NCSS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA), with the support of the Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI). The ASSC is the primary annual meeting for Australian research relating to space science. It welcomes space scientists, engineers, educators, industry and government.

This year the ASSC will  run in association with the Engineers Australia National Space Engineering Symposium, organised by the National Committee for Space Engineering, and the Engineers Australia Workshop on Applications in Radio Science (WARS), organised by the National Committee for Radio Science.
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/of space, planetary sciences, astrobiology and life sciences, and space-based astronomy and astrophysics
- Space engineering and technology, including communications, navigation, space operations, propulsion, and spacecraft design, testing, and implementation
- Space industry
- Space archaeology
- Government, international relations and law
- Education and outreach, including a dedicated student session

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.

Visit the NSSA website for abstract and paper guidelines, and for online submission.

The Engineers Australia National Committee for Space Engineering is supporting student participation in this conference. A limited number of student scholarships are available to assist with registration fees. Details available shortly.

Key Dates
Opening date for ASSC abstracts: 7th April 2012
Registration opens: 8th July 2012
Closing date for ASSC abstracts: 15th July 2012
Acceptance of ASSC abstracts:22nd July 2012
Closing date for full written ASSC papers: 5th November 2012