RAST 2015

RAST 2015

Yer : İstanbul
Tarih : 16-19.HAZİRAN.2015
Düzenleyen : Havacılık ve Uzay Teknolojileri Enstitüsü (HUTAN)

Kongre Merkezi : Harbiye Askeri Müze ve Kültür Sitesi
Organizatör :
Web Sitesi : http://www.rast.org.tr/

OBJECTIVES and SCOPE

Preamble: Nontraditional space initiatives have been emerging in recent years from the private sector, with seemingly exotic objectives such as space tourism and asteroid mining. They are indicative of a new level of maturity and innovation in space technology and understanding. These developments have set the stage for the seventh RAST Conference (RAST2015), for which the theme was decided as “EMERGING PRIVATE SPACE”. RAST2015 will be held on 16-19 June 2015 again in Istanbul. RAST Conferences are open to all areas of space although each conference tries to focus on its specific theme as well.

Objectives: Commercial space has been around for several decades, in space communications, Earth observation and launch services. However, other commercial space initiatives have been emerging recently, with completely different and “out of this World” goals. Space tourism, asteroid mining and certain curiosity driven objectives are prime areas of those initiatives. In addition to technological feasibility, there are a number of other issues which require careful analysis. While entrepreneurs may be mostly concerned with financial, operational and market viability, governments and international institutions must be prepared to deal with legal and regulatory matters. Then there are the physiological and psychological issues regarding humans in space. International space law will need new interpretations and extensions to cover probable disputes which are already being pronounced, such as unrestricted access to space resources.

RAST2015 has the main objective of providing a forum for the presentation and review of recent developments in private and nontraditional space initiatives, that is, developing and using space technologies for objectives which have hitherto been considered exotic or unconventional, including new ways of accessing space with humans or robots. It has always been the wish and the goal of the organizers to make RAST 2015 a premier event in space technology developments especially those on the way to near future deployment and of interest to a large part of the space community.



Participants: The conference should be attractive for everyone interested in new, exotic and extravagant space developments, including those from universities, research organizations, space companies, government agencies, relevant international institutions, as well as media and the general public. The conference should serve as an opportunity for networking and fruitful exchange with fellow participants on topics of mutual interest.

Topics: In general, contributions regarding all aspects of recent developments in space technologies are welcome. Presentations addressing the specific theme of RAST 2015 are especially encouraged. Papers may fall under, but not be limited to the following topics:
•New and emerging private space initiatives and entrepreneurship
•New human habitable space craft, space capsules
•Space tourism for non-astronaut, ordinary people including legal, training and physiological aspects
•Legal aspects of asteroid mining
•Space technologies that contribute to security, including all aspects and threats, natural, man-made, humanitarian efforts, etc.
•Earth observation projects and programs geared especially toward prediction, mitigation and monitoring of natural disasters
•Computational modeling for design, development and control of aerospace vehicles, during launch, space travel and reentry
•Development of affordable launch capabilities
•Small satellites, micro, nano and pico satellites, cubesats
•New and novel instrumentation for various spacecraft functions, including ADCS, power, vehicle control, space robotics etc.
•Design and construction of space structures, space systems, materials, simulation and testing
•Additive manufacturing technologies for space applications
•New remote sensing technologies and applications, i.e. hyperspectral sensing, SAR, applications in environment, agriculture, etc.
•Developments in GNSSs, interoperability, new applications
•Regional positioning systems
•Satellite time and frequency transfer systems
•Advanced technologies for satellite communications
•Scientific applications, deep space, near-earth space, space weather, microgravity
•Visions into future of space science, multiverses, black holes, etc.
•Energy from space
•Computational modeling of material processing and other flow physics associated processes under microgravity conditions in space
•International cooperation, especially among space-faring and developing countries
•Space law, space medicine, and benefits of information available from space (social, educational and others)
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