The Global Virtual Workshop II

The Global Virtual Workshop II


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) and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). 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.

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 Challenge that will be announced later in 2021. 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.

The workshop will last for 5 days. The expected total training time of the workshop is 170 hours (40 hours of talks and 130 hours of student centred learning which includes time spent on the Stardust challenge in team coordination and tackling the challenge along with presentation preparation, synthesis and evaluation of the other presentations and creation of the GVW-II proceedings. This corresponds to 7 ECTS credits (5 credits for hard skills and 2 credits for soft skills).

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