Space Traffic Management and Resilient Space Environment
13-17 September

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

Keynote speeches and sessions included 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 included keynote and regular talks as well as presentations of young researchers taking part in the Andrea Milani Challenge organised by the project.  During two months of the challenge prior to the GVW-II participating teams of young scientists and PhD students worked on developing either a debris removal or an asteroid manipulation mission concept. The three best mission concepts per category were invited to attend the GVW-II where the winner of the challenge were announced.

The technical programme, book of abstracts and video recordings of workshop presentations can be found following the links below. Please contact Stardust-R administrator  to access data.

Authors of all GVW-II presentations were 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 ( For information about the publication please contact Stardust-R administrator.

The Global Virtual Workshop II