The 2022 ASCEND Technical Program invites abstracts focused on advances spanning the art and science of space technology, exploration, economics, and more. The expansive scope of subjects are represented through the Paper Topic Themes, below, which will each host focused technical sessions and co-host multidisciplinary joint sessions.
Of particular interest are abstracts that clearly connect to ASCEND’s theme of “Building Our Off-World Future”, as well as abstracts that address the utilization of space assets to better understand and combat global climate change. Authors are strongly encouraged to present interpretations on the broader impacts of their work. Impacts that can potentially affect/influence other areas of the space arena additional to the specific paper topic addressed are also strongly encouraged. Additionally, for work that is ongoing or incomplete, the abstract should clearly describe the work/program results that are anticipated and should be included in your 2022 ASCEND presentation.
By design, the ASCEND 2022 Call for Papers (CFP) is written at a higher level to promote greater diversity and freedom of important content to be offered. Papers are strongly encouraged to fully explore all aspects of Enduring Space Access, to include Arrival and Sustainability and building towards a permanent off-planet human presence, first on the moon, then onto Mars and beyond. While authors may not see their specific technical area of interest, we want you to submit your paper to the top theme where your work/research will be most applicable.