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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

November 1-3, 2022

Hotel Delta, Montréal, Québec

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Conference Highlights

On-site conference! ASTRO’22 heralds a return to normalcy and a long-awaited opportunity for delegates to renew existing contacts and to make new ones with customers, suppliers and collaborators!

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

Several parallel tracks will accommodate a technical program that is expected to include about 100 presentations on a wide variety of subjects – some suggestions are listed below. Particular focus will be placed on space system resilience and on the legal and regulatory issues related to space activities.

Presentation Topics

Presentations are invited that explore subjects related to the full spectrum of Canadian capabilities in space, including:

• Advanced space technologies – sensors, materials, robotics, launchers, AI • Lunar ISRU – enabling technologies, market obstacles and opportunities
• Advances in telecommunications • On-orbit servicing, debris removal
• Commercial missions - concepts, developments and status • Regulatory environment, space policy, space law
• Commercial space exploration • Satellite constellations
• Commercialization-focussed partnerships among industry, academia and government • Smallsats, nanosats and cubesats
• Competitions & student programs • Space debris mitigation
• Downstream markets and applications – communications, security, ground stations, analysis • Space exploration, space science, planetary science
• Earth observation, remote sensing • Space materials and structures
• Green engineering • Space situational awareness, space domain awareness
• Humans in space – physiological, psychological, treatment issues • Space system resilience


The J. Saber Award will be presented for the best presentation by any author, and the Best Student Presentation Award will recognize the best presentation by a student.

Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal

A Special Issue of CASJ will include selected papers that expand upon the presentations given during ASTRO 2022. More information will be available as the Conference approaches.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline  July 19, 2022
Authors Notified  August 9, 2022
Early Registration Deadline  October 3, 2022
ASTRO 2022 Conference  November 1-3, 2022
Manuscript submission deadline for CASJ Special Issue  December 17, 2022

Abstract Submission Guidelines

All participants in the technical program are required to submit an abstract.

The abstract MUST:

  • Be a maximum of 300 words long in an editable file format – MS Word is preferred
  • Include a header with the following data:
    • Title of the abstract
    • Name(s) of author(s) and their affiliation(s)‏
    • Corresponding author coordinates (name indicated with an asterisk)
  • Be submitted as an email attachment using the button below

Instructions to Authors

Submit an Abstract

If you have any issuses with submitting an abstract, please contact astro@casi.ca

Submission of Full Papers

Authors who wish to do so are invited to submit full papers to the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal for review and potential publication in a special issue focused on ASTRO’22. Details will be provided to authors together with confirmation of acceptance of abstracts.


A technical session is 90 minutes long and will accommodate four to five presentations. The number of abstracts approved for presentation, the way topics are combined into a single session and other factors will determine presentation length – from 15 to 20 minutes – followed by audience discussion and questions and answers. Session moderators will be asked to ensure that sessions do not run over their allotted time.

Language of the Conference

The language of ASTRO 2022 is English. Please note that no translation services will be provided.


All participants are required to register for ASTRO 2022 and are responsible for the cost of registration. A Letter of Invitation will be provided upon request.

Please consult the Terms & Conditions of Registration to see what is included with your registration.

Register for ASTRO 2022


Delegate safety is our prime concern. All government regulations will be observed and enforced within the Conference spaces. Additional measures intended to help keep all ASTRO’22 participants safe may be implemented as circumstances dictate.

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