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2016 Call For Abstracts

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The Call For Papers for the 14th Reinventing Space (RIspace) conference opened on Monday 29 February 2016 and closed, after a three week extension was agreed by the Programme Committee, on Friday 8 July 2016.

Papers were invited at RIspace on topics including:-

Near Earth Activities Papers are invited on the new services and commercial opportunities that are under-development for our Near Earth Environment. From mega-constellations that will deliver global high-speed internet to on-orbit servicing and commercial debris removal missions, commercial expansion of our Near Earth Environment has great potential over the upcoming years.

Access to Space Papers are invited on the new vehicles, technologies and operational concepts that are radically reducing the cost to reach orbit. Small launchers, reusability and commercial rideshare partnerships, all promise to open up the space frontier and will be the focus of this session.

Enabling Technologies Fundamental to a number of the new commercial opportunities are technology breakthroughs. Laser communications, cubesat propulsion, solar sails, on-board advanced data processing all promise to deliver enhance the performance of the next generation satellites.

Commercialisation and Applications As important as the technology which is driving the development of space, are the new and innovative business plans which are being adopted by new and established space companies. This session invites papers from new start-ups, companies with a bold new commercial vision and those with new market predictions/forecasts.

Beyond Earth Orbit This session will explore the plans to expand beyond Earth orbit, both for exploration and exploitation of new resources. Resources from the moon, Mars and Near Earth Asteroids all have great promise for the terrestrial economy and space propulsion, but what are the stepping stones to achieve this? Prospecting missions, commercial prizes, institutional partnerships, are all of interest.

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Let’s get together and start reinventing space for real!

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