Monday, September 26, 2011

11th Australian Space Science Conference underway in Canberra

The 11th Australian Space Science Conference is underway in Canberra this week, from the 26th to the 29th of September. This years conference at ANU features an ever expanding list of the finest Space Science researchers in Australia, and is reflecting the continuing uptick in the Australian Space Industry that has occurred in the last few years.

The conference was opened by the Minister for Space Kim Carr - in a very important speech that I intend to devote another blog post to discussing.

Some key speeches at the conference not to miss:

Senator Kim Carr - who officially opened the conference today
The National Context Speeches which feature many of the key players in the Australian Space Industry - Michel Clement, Clare McLaughlin, Brett Biddington, Phil Diamond, Russel Boyce and Iver Cairns.
Trevor Ireland - Samples from the Hayabusa Mission to Itokawa-2514
Jason Held - Vostok “4-Pines” Stout, the First Space Beer: The Flight Test and Research Plan (just because I think he's done a great job this year, and they've been incredibly innovative)
The Government Speeches by David Neudegg, Kimberley Clayfield, Andrew Klekociuk, Tony Lindsay, and Adam Lewis,
Tanya Vladimirova - Microelectronics Design and Embedded Systems for Small Satellites
All of the ASRP speeches
Fred Menk - The Next Generation Over the Horizon Radar

This years ASSC will run in conjunction with the Italy-Australia Space Symposium on the afternoon of the 28th of September.

The conference homepage can be found here, with the final program found here.

For those who are there, let me know how its going - or @spaceboomerang on twitter.

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