The 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel – South Lake Tahoe, CA


The 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference will be held August 9-13, 2020 at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The conference is organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) Space Flight Mechanics Committee and co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Astrodynamics Technical Committee. Manuscripts are solicited on topics related to space-flight mechanics and astrodynamics, including but not necessarily limited to:

• Asteroid and non-Earth orbiting missions
• Atmospheric re-entry guidance and control
• Attitude dynamics, determination and control
• Attitude-sensor and payload-sensor calibration
• Dynamical systems theory applied to space flight problems
• Dynamics and control of large space structures and tethers
• Earth orbital and planetary mission studies
• Flight dynamics operations and spacecraft autonomy
• Orbital dynamics, perturbations, and stability
• Orbit determination and space-surveillance tracking
• Orbital debris and space environment
• Rendezvous, relative motion, proximity missions, and formation flying
• Reusable launch vehicle design, dynamics, guidance, and control
• Satellite constellations
• Spacecraft guidance, navigation and control (GNC)
• Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Conjunction Analysis (CA), and collision avoidance
• Trajectory / mission / maneuver design and optimization
• Technology Anniversary: Lessons Learned and Impact
• The history of Astrodynamics: Review of seminal astrodynamical, theoretical and practical developments

Artemis Program Special Session: In addition to the above general topics, papers are also solicited for a
special session on the flight dynamics of NASA’s Artemis Program, which includes research and
development on the Space Flight System, Orion spacecraft, Lunar Gateway, as well as longer-term plans
for crewed flights to Mars. Authors are asked to indicate on the abstract submission if you would like to
be considered for inclusion in this special session. Manuscripts not selected for this special session will be
allocated to other relevant sessions.