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International Conference of The Russian Academy of Cosmonautics and The International Academy of Astronautics


June, 27-30, 2011, Samara, Russia

Jointly organized by
Samara State Aerospace University (national research university)
State Research and Production Space-Rocket Center "TsSKB-Progress"
Volga Branch of RACTs

In collaboration with
Russian Federal Space Agency
European Space Agency
The Government of the Samara Region
International Astronautical Federation
International Association of Space Activities Participants

Call for Papers


The Conference is planned to be a forum of ideas exchange and results discussion in the different fields connecting with carrying out scientific and technological experiments on automatic space vehicles and micro satellites. At conference it is supposed to discuss also results of the experiments lead and offered to realization in conditions of a micro gravitation onboard automatic space vehicles, ensuring returning of scientific instrumentation to the Earth (such as "Bion/Foton", which are planned to launch in 2012-2015); capabilities of piggy back launching of micro satellites and implementation of auxiliary experiments at orbital stages of carrier rockets and busters; coordination of activities on realization of international educational space projects; discussion of plans of creation of scientific - educational micro satellites systems..

Conference Topics

      Results of scientific experiments on automatic space vehicles (fluid physics, space physics, biology, biotechnology, thermophysical aspects, other fields)
      Implementation of scientific programs on automatic space vehicles and small satellites (automatic space vehicles and small satellites design, scientific hardware and software design, telecommunications network, orbital navigation and control aspects, hardware for separating small satellites, other themes).
      Influence of space disturbing factors on scientific experiments (microgravity, electromagnetic fields, Earth's atmosphere, space exposure conditions, space debris and natural micro particles, external environment of space vehicle).
      Opportunities of piggy back launching and carrying out experiments on orbital stages and busters
        Advanced researches in space and new space technologies, education space projects.
        The examples of space experiments and researches applied applications .

Events Calendar

November 1, 2010       Open of Conference Website

November 20, 2010     The distribution of official invitations

February 28, 2011       Abstract submission Date

March 15, 2011           Notification of Acceptance

March 30, 2011           Conference Program

May 10, 2011             Final Paper Submission Date

June 26-27, 2011       Arrival of conference participants

June 27-30, 2011       Conference

July 1, 2011               Departure of conference participants


Registration Category

Registration Category

(up to April 30)

(up to May 30)


Full-paying participants




Full-paying participants




Accompanying persons





    Registration fee for Conference participant covers costs of Abstracts and Conference program publications, Conference participant kit, lunches, access to all Conference meetings and social events, transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport.

    Registration fee for Accompanying person covers lunches, access to all Conference meetings and social events, transfer from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport.


    English and Russian will be the official languages of the Conference. All reports will be done in English. Translation services from Russian to English and from English to Russian will be organized only for questions and discussions.


    Weather in Samara in the end of June is usually hot: the temperature reaches 25 C. Nights are warm; possible little short rains. You are advised to bring light casual clothes, umbrella and a sweater or jacket for the evenings outdoors. Conference will be carried out in Samara city which is often named as the Russian Space Capital. The population of Samara is one million and three hundred thousand. Samara has big scientific, educational, industrial and cultural potential. Samara is located on coast of Volga river, near Zhiguly national park. There are a lot of theatres, museums, showrooms and fine places for rest.


    Most of SPEXP-2011 foreign participants will need a visa to enter the Russian Federation. Please contact Russian Embassy or Consulate well in advance of the Conference dates. The Organizing Committee will send the Official Invitation Letters (the document providing the possibility to apply for visa) for those participants and accompanying persons who indicate the necessity for it.


    The information on hotels and services on accommodation of conference participants download here . Samara map - download .


    Social events for all participants and accompanying persons include boat trip, ice-breaking party, official dinner, excursions on city, in "Stalin's Bunker" and "Samara space" museums.


    Prof. Igor V. Belokonov
    Conference Coordinator
    Samara State Aerospace University
    Volga Branch of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics

    Mobile Phone: +7 902 371 48 91
    Phone/Fax: +7 (846) 9926510
    e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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