The Global Virtual Workshop II

The Global Virtual Workshop II

Papers are invited for a special topic issue of Advances in Space Research (ASR) entitled “Space Environment Management and Space Sustainability”. The deadline for submission is 31st of December 2021. See the leaflet for more details.

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 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 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.

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 31 December 2021. 

More information about the workshop can be found at the web page of GWV-II local organizers.