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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Institut aƩronautique et spatial du Canada


June 17-19 | Sheraton Laval Hotel, QC

FINAL Program

ASTRO 2019 Final Program in PDF format

General Information

ASTRO 2019 is the 19th 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’19 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.

Plenary Sessions

An exciting program will feature invited Canadian and international speakers. Attendees will hear presentations by senior representatives of Canadian industry and academic organizations and Canadian government officials, as well as international space sector representatives. Speakers will explore ways that Canadian organizations can achieve their goals and participate more fully in the international space marketplace, detailing specific opportunities open to Canadian enterprises.

Technical Sessions

Three parallel tracks will be offered, as well as a robust Interactive (Poster) session.

Language of the Conference

The language of ASTRO’19 is English. Please note that no translation services will be provided.

Presentation Topics
  • Advanced space technologies (materials, sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence, launchers)
  • Collaboration for technology road- mapping and development
  • Commercial missions (concepts, developments and status)
  • Commercial space exploration
  • Competitions & student programs
  • Downstream market and applications (communications, security, ground stations, analysis)
  • Earth observation and remote sensing
  • Partnerships among industry, academia and government leading to commercialization
  • Regulatory environment
  • Smallsats, nanosats and cubesats
  • Space science, planetary science and exploration
  • Space system resilience and space situational awareness
  • Sub-orbital platforms (high altitude pseudo-satellites, sounding rockets)
Interactive Session and Exhibition

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’19 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 Paper Award will recognize the best oral or interactive presentation by a student.

CALLS FOR PAPERS & Abstract Submission

Important Dates

  • Early Bird registration deadline extended to: May 24, 2019
  • Special ASTRO’19 Conference hotel rate deadline ($179 per night): May 22, 2019
  • ASTRO 2019 Conference: June 17-19
  • Manuscript submission deadline for Proceedings: July 26, 2019


Online Registration Fees include 5% GST and payment must accompany your registration. Please check your email for confirmation once you have registered.

All participants are required to register for ASTRO’19 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.

Terms & Conditions of Registration | Register Online Now

Hotel Information

A limited number of rooms has been set aside at the Sheraton Laval Hotel at the special conference rate of CAN $176 per night. This rate is offered until Wednesday, May 22 and is subject to the availability of rooms set aside for ASTRO’19 delegates. Participants are strongly encouraged to reserve as soon as possible. The special ASTRO Conference rate is available only by calling the hotel at 1-888-236-2427.


If you would like to become an event sponsor, or would like to setup an exhibit booth during ASTRO, please consult the Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Gold Level Sponsors         
Silver Level Sponsors            

Bronze Level Sponsors




Are you a CASI Junior Member who would like to volunteer during ASTRO 2019? If so, please click here to let us know. Volunteers generally spend about half the conference ‘on the job’ while the rest of their time is free. Registration fees are waived for volunteering and tasks may include assisting with registration/administration activities, monitoring sessions, and performing odd jobs and errands. Our volunteer organizer tries to match the personal interests of students with the sessions they are assigned to monitor.


Download/Print the ASTRO 2019 poster for your school or workplace.

ASTRO 2019 poster

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