The Asteroid Exploration symposium aims to bring together world experts on asteroids to review the current state-of-the-art in the field and to discuss its future development. It will primarily focus on near-Earth asteroids (NEAs), and strategies to optimize the synergies between science, human exploration, planetary defence and mission planning for NEAs. The symposium will include invited talks, contributed talks and poster presentations.

The topics of the Asteroid Exploration symposia includes:

– Orbit Computation and Impact prediction
– Asteroid Deflection
– Observations and population modellings
– Asteroid modelling and simulations
– Asteroid exploration: orbiting about small bodies
– Asteroid exploration: navigating about small bodies
– Small satellite technologies for deep-space missions
– Autonomy and reliability of small satellites for deep-space exploration
– Industry and planetary protection
– Missions for minor bodies exploration

Programme committee:

– Angelo Cervone, Delft University of Technology
– Simone Centuori, Deimos Space
– Giovanni F. Gronchi, University of Pisa
– Giulio Bau, University of Pisa

– Bojan Novakovic, University of Belgrade
– Francesco Topputo, Politecnico di Milano

Confirmed keynote speakers:

– Julia de León, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
– Mikael Granvik, University of Helsinki/Luleå University of Technology
– Maximilian Hamm, German Aerospace Agency – DLR
– Xiyun Hou, Nanjing University
– Bert Monna, Hyperion
– Silvana Radu, European Space Agency
– Federica Spoto, Minor Planet Center
– Paolo Tortora, University of Bologna
– John Christian, Georgia Institute of Technology

Important dates:
Registration and abstract submission opening: 31 May 2022
– Abstract submission deadline: 11 July 2022