›Space Propulsion 2010
The 2010 Space Propulsion programme will be structured in such a way as to:
Address a global and a pragmatic approach for propulsion issues in the short, medium and long term, following the recent ESA ministerial conference (The Hague 2008) and other decisional events in the international scenario, and in support of the preparation for future major decisional milestones in the international space arena,
Highlight European and international ambition towards challenging space exploration programmes
Expose consequences of propulsion techniques following the application of systems of systems approaches,
Highlight duality of utilisation of propulsion techniques in civilian and military applications
Promote information exchanges at international level in the two main areas of propulsion for spacecraft and for space transportation.
Presentations on Spacecraft Propulsion and Propulsion for Space Transportation will run in parallel while some plenary events will be shared among the two subjects.
Technical as well as programmatic issues will be debated to support the preparation of future activities and roadmaps in all fields of space propulsion.
In order to ensure the highest level of contributions and return for the space community, ESA, CNES, DLR, ASI and other major European Space Delegations together with a significant international industrial support, will participate in the constitution of the conference programme.