Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute
Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada
ASTRO 2020 together with the Space Situational/Domaine Awareness Workshop will not take place from May 24-27 as originally planned. We are currently looking for alternate dates later in the year that we hope will be safely removed from the uncontained threat of COVID-19, and we will keep you informed.
When new arrangements have been confirmed, the Call for Abstracts will be re-issued, new deadlines will be set for abstract submission, for Early Bird Conference registration and for the availability of the Conference Hotel rate. Meanwhile, Hotel reservations should be cancelled, and we will refund registration fees already paid by Workshop and Conference participants.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience this change of dates may cause. If you face a particularly difficult situation please contact us and we will see if we can be of assistance.
We trust you share our commitment to doing what is necessary to bring this disease under control.
Stay safe - CASI HQ
ASTRO 2020 is the 20th astronautics conference of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. CASI ASTRO conferences are renowned for offering unparalleled opportunities to delegates from industry, academia, defence and security, and government to meet and network with space sector colleagues from Canada and around the world.
The theme of ASTRO 2020 is ‘Space for Business’. The conference will focus on Canadian capabilities especially with regard to the growing number of small- and medium-sized enterprises. The conference will seek to identify prospects for growth domestically and in the international space arena.
Co-Chairs of the ASTRO 2020 Technical Committee are:
Several parallel oral presentation tracks will be offered, as well as a robust Interactive (Poster) session.
Canada has growing equities in space with orbital assets contributing to the Canadian economy, defense, security and the progress of science and technology. The Canadian national interest is clearly affected by changes in this newly recognized domain of operations. As such, the field of Space Domain Awareness (SDA) has received an increased profile emphasizing risks posed by the changing security environment. SDA builds on Space Situational Awareness (SSA), but is expanded from orbital catalog maintenance to include “Actionable knowledge to predict, avoid, deter, operate through, recover from, and/or attribute cause of loss or degradation of space capabilities and services”.
Defence R&D Canada is pleased to host a 1-day Workshop aiming to engage Canadians on the topic of Space Domain Awareness with an emphasis on Canadian and global needs for SDA for the upcoming decade. The workshop will be held at the Westin Toronto Airport Hotel on 25 May 2020, the day prior to the ASTRO 2020 conference.
The language of ASTRO 2020 is English. Please note that no translation services will be provided.
A stand-alone Interactive (Poster) session will be held during which delegates will have the opportunity for one‐on‐one discussions with the authors of the presentations. The Interactive session will take place in the same area as the Exhibition. Interactive presentations will be an important feature of ASTRO 2020 and will be given special attention.
The J. Saber Award will be presented for the best oral or interactive presentation by any author, and the Best Student Presentation Award will recognize the best oral or interactive presentation by a student.
A Special Issue of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal will include selected papers that expand upon the presentations given during ASTRO 2020. More information will be available as the Conference approaches.
Please consult the Terms & Conditions of Registration before selecting your Registration Level.
All participants are required to register for ASTRO 2020 and are responsible for the expenses related to their participation in the conference, including the cost of registration. A Letter of Invitation will be provided upon request.
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