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2019 IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference

International Academy of Astronautics

2019 IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference

June 03-05, 2019
Toulouse, France

Call for Papers

pdf format version of the call for papers is available

Papers are solicited in the areas listed below for the 2019 IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference Conference, organized by the French Space Agency (CNES) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

Topic areas for papers include:

Session 1:  Agency Programs and Plans for Future Low-Cost Planetary Missions

Session 2:  Latest Science Results from Ongoing Missions

Session 3:  Missions Currently Under Development for Launch in the Near Future

Session 4:  Science Instruments Enabling the Next Generation of Low-Cost Planetary Exploration

Session 5:  Advanced Concepts for the Next Generation of Low-Cost Missions Including CubeSats, NanoSats and others


Technical paper abstracts (250 to 500 words in length) in the areas described above or related to Low-Cost Planetary Missions will be accepted electronically through the conference email
iaalcpm(at) beginning December 17, 2018. Please be sure to designate the topic area your paper addresses (see topics listed above). The deadline for receipt of abstracts is March 31, 2019.
PAPERS:  Full-length manuscripts or two-page extended abstracts are due by close of business on May 13, 2019. Revisions and corrections will be accepted within two weeks after the end of the conference. The format for papers is specified on the conference website.  Accepted papers (including two-page extended abstracts and poster papers) will be published on the official conference proceedings memory stick. Full-length manuscripts may be considered for publication in a special edition of Acta Astronautica.


Grand amphithéatre de l’Université Paul Sabatier  
Route de Narbonne
31330 Toulouse

Direct access through Subway Line B


December 17th, 2018:    Opening of registration and contributed abstract (oral and poster) submission
Mar 31st, 2019:              Abstract submission deadline
April 7th, 2019:              Early registration deadline
May 26th, 2019:             No refund of the registration fee after cancellation will be possible.
May 30th, 2019:             On-line registration closes.
June 3rd to 5th 2019:     Conference


Pierre Bousquet – CNES (Co-Chair)
John Baker – Caltech/JPL (Co-Chair)
Gregg Vane – Caltech/JPL (Co-Chair)
Hajime Yano – JAXA (Co-Chair)
Michel Blanc - IRAP
Ian Carnelli - ESA
Daniel Hestroffer – Observatoire de Paris
Jérémie Lasue - IRAP
François Leblanc – LATMOS
Michael Mischna – Caltech/JPL
Keyur Patel – Caltech/JPL
R. V. Ramanan - Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Cheryl Reed - APL
Stefan Ulamec - DLR
Craig Underwood – University of Surrey


Pierre Bousquet – CNES (Chair)
Laurence Amen – CNES
Fabrice Dennemont - IAA
Jérémie Lasue - IRAP
David Mimoun – ISAE


For more detailed information, please visit the conference website at:

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