ISRO/ASI Conference on Low Cost Planetary Missions Conference

The 8th Low Cost Planetary Missions Conference (LCPM8) will be held in Goa, India between August 31, 2009 and September 4, 2009.The Conference is held by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI) with the support of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on behalf of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

The programme of the conference includes: 

  1. Low Cost Planetary Missions: Science, Perspective and Challenges
  2. National and Joint International Programmes in Planetary Exploration
  3. Reduction and optimisation of the cost of Planetary Missions
  4. Recent Low Cost Planetary Missions
  5. New Results and Discoveries in the field of Planetary Exploration
  6. Low Cost Missions currently in Definition or Development Phase
  7. Science Instruments for Low Cost Missions
  8. Utilisation of existing Mini Satellite buses for Planetary Exploration
  9. Advanced Technologies for Future Low Cost Missions
  10. Advanced Concepts for future Low Cost Solar Exploration missions

Here is the first announcement of opportunity to participate [PDF] in the conference.

The contact person for pre-registration is Dr. D Gowrisankar: lcpm2009@isro.gov.in.

For further details on the conference:

  1. Dr. J N Goswami – director@prl.res.in
  2. Dr. M Y S Prasad – mys@shar.gov.in

Hope you can enjoy Goa and participate in this conference!

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