The Global Virtual Workshop II

The Global Virtual Workshop II

We would like to inform you that the deadline for the abstract submission to the SECOND GLOBAL VIRTUAL WORKSHOP  has been extended until 18 July 2021.


Space Traffic Management and Resilient Space Environment
13-17 September

The second Global Virtual Workshop (GVW-II) of the Stardust-R network will be organised by German Aerospace Center (DLR), German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the University of Strathclyde. This workshop will be the second international event of the Stardust-R network and the technical programme will cover theme of “Space Traffic Management and the Resilient Space Environment”.

Keynote speeches and sessions are planned for the following topics

  • space situational awareness,
  • space environment modelling and risk analysis,
  • space debris detection and characterization,
  • space debris mitigation strategies,
  • on-orbit servicing and on-orbit assembly of large structures
  • active debris removal,
  • guidance, navigation and control,
  • on-board autonomy,
  • mission operations and communication,
  • future missions,
  • large constellations and future trends in the context of space debris and space traffic management.

Authors of all GVW-II presentations are offered to submit an extended version for publication in peer reviewed special issue of Advances in Space Research on Space Environment Management and Space Sustainability ( The deadline for submitting the extended paper is 28th February 2022. 

The programme will include presentations of external speakers, presentations of Early Stage Researchers involved with the Stardust-R project on their studies within Project Working Groups and the Stardust-R Challenge. During two months of the challenge prior to the GVW-II participating teams of young scientists and PhD students will work on developing either a debris removal or an asteroid manipulation mission concept. The two best mission concepts per category will be invited to attend the GVW-II where the winner of the challenge will be announced.

More details can be found at the web page of GWV-II local organizers.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event is planned to take place entirely online.