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ANNOUNCING THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TETHERS IN SPACE 2016!

Space tethers are an evolving, important, and enabling space technology with multiple applications in near Earth orbit, in interplanetary space, and around other planets.  The Tethers in Space 2016 conference will bring together the world’s experts in the field and those who wish to explore this important technology for 3 days of technical sessions, presentations, and one-on-one networking at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

 

 

Space tethers are long cables that can be used for propulsion, momentum exchange, stabilization and altitude control, or maintaining the relative positions of the components of a large dispersed satellite/spacecraft systems.  Electrodynamic tethers can use solar power to ‘push’ against a planetary magnetic field to achieve propulsion without the expenditure of propellant for orbit raising, lowering, inclination change, and drag make-up.  Long non-conducting tethers can exchange momentum between two masses in orbit to place one body into a higher orbit or a transfer orbit for lunar and planetary missions.  Tethers can also be used to support space science by providing a mechanism for precision formation flying, fixed-baseline multi-point science observations, and for reaching regions of the upper atmosphere that were previously inaccessible.  Novel tether configurations that interact with the solar wind to provide deep space propulsion are also being studied.

 

PAST CONFERENCES

Local Space Entrepreneurs Take on the New Frontier

 

www.seattletimes.com

Can Quiet, Efficient 'Space Elevators' Really Work?

 

www.space.com

Japan to Test Space Junk Cleanup Tether Soon: Report

 

www.space.com

ESA develops "snap-proof" space tether

 

www.gizmag.com

Japanese company plans space elevator by 2050

 

www.cnet.com

SPACE TETHERS IN THE NEWS

May 9th, 2016, 11:30PM EDT

Final Paper Deadline

 

May 18th, 2016, 11:30PM EDT

Late Registration Cut-off

 

May 24th-26th, 2016

Conference Dates

 

July 15th, 2016

Acta Astronautica Paper Submission

 

November 30th, 2016

Acta Astronautica Paper Acceptance

 

February 27th, 2017

Acta Astronautica Paper Publication

IMPORTANT DATES

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