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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    A6. 15th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE DEBRIS

    This Symposium organized by the International Acedemy of Astronautics (IAA) will address the complete spectrum of technical issues of space debris: measurements, modelling, risk assessment in space and on the ground, reentry, hypervelocity impacts and protection, mitigation and standards, and Space Surveillance.

    Coordinator

    Christophe Bonnal
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    J.-C. Liou
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States

    A6.1. Measurements

    This session will address advanced ground and space-based measurement techniques, related processing methods, and results of space debris characterization.

    Co-Chair

    Frank Di Pentino
    Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)United States

    Thomas Schildknecht
    Astronomical Institute University of Bern (AIUB) / SwissSpace AssociationSwitzerland

    Rapporteur

    Heather Cowardin
    Jacobs Technology, ESCGUnited States

    A6.2. Modelling and Risk Analysis

    This session will address the characterization of the current and future debris population and methods for in-orbit and on-ground risk assessments. The in-orbit analysis will cover collission risk estimates based on statistical population models and deterministic catalogues, and active avoidance.

    Co-Chair

    Carmen Pardini
    ISTI-CNRItaly

    Daniel Oltrogge
    Analytical Graphics, Inc.United States

    Rapporteur

    Marlon Sorge
    The Aerospace CorporationUnited States

    A6.3. Hypervelocity Impacts and Protection

    The session will address passive protection, shielding and damage predictions. Shielding aspects will be supported by experimental and computational results of HVI tests. Use of HVI techniques for debris mitigation.

    Co-Chair

    Frank Schaefer
    Fraunhofer - Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik, Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI)Germany

    Norman Fitz-Coy
    University of FloridaUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Alessandro Francesconi
    University of Padova - DII/CISASItaly

    A6.4. Mitigation and Standards

    This session will focus on the definition and implementation of debris prevention and reduction measures and vehicle passive protection. The session will also address space debris mitigation guidelines and standards that exist already or are in preparation at the national or international level.

    Co-Chair

    Christian Cazaux
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    David Finkleman
    International Academy of AstronauticsUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Holger Krag
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    A6.5. Space Debris Removal Issues

    This session will address active removal techniques "ground and space based", review potential solutions and identify implementation difficulties.

    Co-Chair

    Benjamin Bastida Virgili
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Fabio Santoni
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    Rapporteur

    Fabrizio Piergentili
    Sapienza University of RomeItaly

    A6.6. Space Debris Removal Concepts

    This session will address active removal techniques "ground and space based", review potential solutions and identify implentation difficulties.

    Co-Chair

    Luisa Innocenti
    European Space Agency (ESA)France

    Nicolas Bérend
    ONERA - The French Aerospace LabFrance

    Rapporteur

    Balbir Singh
    Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal UniversityIndia

    A6.7. Operations in Space Debris Environment, Situational Awareness

    This session will address the multiple aspects associated to safe operations in Space dealing with Space Debris, including operational observations, orbit determination, catalogue build-up and maintainance, data aggregation from different sources, relevant data exchanges standards and conjunctions analyses.

    Co-Chair

    Juan Carlos Dolado Perez
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    T.S. Kelso
    Center for Space Standards and Innovation (CSSI)United States

    Rapporteur

    Carsten Wiedemann
    TU Braunschweig, Institute of Space SystemsGermany

    A6.8. Policy, Legal, Institutional and Economic Aspects of Space Debris Detection, Mitigation and Removal (joint session with Space Security Committee)

    This session will deal with the non-technical aspects of space debris detection, mitigation and removal. Policy, legal and institutional aspects includes role of IADC and UNCOPUOS and other multilateral bodies. Economic issues including insurance, financial incentives and funding for space debris mitigation and removal. The role of international cooperation in addressing these issues will be considered.

    Co-Chair

    Darren McKnight
    Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)United States

    Serge Plattard
    University College London (UCL)United Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Alexander Soucek
    European Space Agency (ESA)The Netherlands

    A6.9. Orbit Determination and Propagation

    This session will address aspects of space debris orbit determination related to assessment of raw and derived data accuracy, optical measurements processing and modelling and risk analysis of space debris.

    Co-Chair

    Heiner Klinkrad
    European Space Agency (ESA)Germany

    Moriba Jah
    The University of Texas at AustinUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Hugh G. Lewis
    University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom

    A6.10-B4.10. Joint Small Satellite/Space Debris Session to promote the long-term sustainability of space

    This session facilitates bilateral discussions between Small Satellite and Space Debris communities for shared understanding of the challenges/issues and to promote practical small satellite solutions for the long-term sustainability of space. It will include topics such as: - Orbital debris mitigation solutions for small satellites and mega constellations - Small satellite orbital debris mitigation lessons learned, best practices and expected norms of behavior (including minimization of post-mission orbit lifetime, trackability) - Orbital debris mitigation compliance statistics and monitoring methods (for both small and large satellites) - Stakeholder education (bilateral) - Collision and warning risk assessment techniques and resulting estimates - Mitigation of risks to other operational spacecraft (ISS, etc.) - Small satellite propulsive requirements, methods and technology - Small satellite orbit regulation concepts - Small satellite deorbit technologies and lessons learned - Small satellite mission assurance, reliability and lessons learned - Small satellite deployment best practices and lessons learned - Tracking organization and small satellite operator interplay - Orbit, maneuver, and scenario data exchange

    Co-Chair

    Alex da Silva Curiel
    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)United Kingdom

    Daniel Oltrogge
    Analytical Graphics, Inc.United States

    Rene Laufer
    Baylor University / University of Cape TownUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Christian Cazaux
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    A6.IP. Interactive Presentations

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Space Debris addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific eight minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the A Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Christophe Bonnal
    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France

    Darren McKnight
    Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)United States

    Tetsuo Yasaka
    QPS InstituteJapan