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Event: 1st Annual Space Traffic Management Conference “Roadmap to the Stars”

Source – Embry Riddle:


Dear Colleague,

The Commercial Space Operations and Air Traffic Management Programs in
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Aviation, are pleased to announce the upcoming 1st Annual Space Traffic Management Conference “Roadmap to the Stars”. The conference will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida 5 – 6 November 2014 at the Embry-Riddle campus in Daytona Beach, FL.

The conference will be the first in a contemplated series, providing to academia and leaders of government and industry, from multiple disciplines and different aspects of the air/space traffic management set of issues, a forum for discourse. This is your opportunity to help set the agenda for the future.

The main objectives of the conference include:

a. Bringing the roadmap into focus
b. Surfacing issues
c. Providing thought leadership
d. Choosing the next steps in an agreed direction

Prospective papers of 4,500 – 6,000 words are invited. Abstracts may be up to 250 words and must indicate the precise title of the paper, the area of interest, the author’s full name and affiliation, and complete contact information including an email address. The language of the conference is English. Please send abstracts to: Diane Howard at The subject of the email and the attached abstract file name must both be titled STM 2014 LAST NAME.

Event timetable:

Abstract deadline 30 June 2014
Notification to authors 15 July 2014
Deadline for paper submission 15 September 2014
Deadline for presentations 15 October 2014
Conference 5-6 November 2014
Electronic Proceedings Spring 2015

We envisage five broad areas of interest encompassing STM topics to include:

1. NAS Integration
· Space Traffic Management Sustainment Strategy – Life Cycle Considerations
· Unmanned Air Systems Integration into Commercial Space – User Needs vs. Policy Considerations
· Integration of Air Traffic and Space Traffic Control Systems
· Displays for Future Air/Space Traffic Control Systems
· Communication Standards for Space Traffic
· Suborbital and Orbital Planning and Sequencing
· Traffic Flow Models for the NAS and Space Flight Penetrations
· Spaceport Development and Regulation
· NextGen Roadmap for Space
· Co-location of aviation and space flight operations
· ICAO’s role in STM Going Forward

2. Range Management
· Commercial, Civil, and Military Range Safety Continuity
· Range Technology Modernization

3. Space Situational Awareness
· Space Traffic Situation Awareness
· Spaceflight Emergency and Contingency Planning
· Above the NAS: Where is Space?
· Impacts of Space Debris Mitigation and Remediation on Effective STM

4. Weather impacts: Meteorology and Space Weather
· Space Weather Effects and Prognosis
· Launch and Space Flight Meteorology
· Orbital Debris and Space Weather Mitigation

5. Current Initiatives
· STM Research Program Developments (COE)
· NextGen: Template for International Space Coordination
· The ERAU Space Traffic Management COE: Leveraging the Success of the ERAU NextGen Programs
· Candidate Technologies for Space Traffic Management and Situational Awareness
· International Initiatives in STM

Papers addressing the legal and policy aspects of each of the areas of interest are also invited. We look forward to your participation.