8th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting

February 9 - 11, 1998

Embassy Suites Hotel

Monterey, CA



Please note that the times and room locations of the conference events listed below are preliminary and subject to change.


The following registration fees will be in effect for this conference:

AAS or AIAA Members






The registration desk in the Conference Pre-convene area will be open Sunday evening 4:00 - 7:00 PM, Monday and Tuesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Wednesday 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM. The registration desk is located in the Conference Lounge Area. Please note that credit cards cannot be accepted for payment of any conference fees. The preferred form of payment for the registration fee is a check payable to "1998 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting."

Based on current estimates, the proceedings will be available to attendees of the conference at a pre-publication cost of $135. This price may vary. Orders for the conference proceedings will be accepted at the time of registration.

A block of rooms has been reserved for Sunday through Wednesday at the Embassy Suites on Monterey Bay. The cost of these rooms is
$81 for a single room and $101 for a double room, plus applicable state and local taxes. The cutoff date for making reservations at the conference rate is January 9, 1998. Tax exempt certificates need to be submitted and filled out at check-in. When making reservations, please be sure to mention that you are attending the 1998 AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting.

Embassy Suites on Monterey Bay
1441 Canyon Del Rey
Seaside, CA 93955
408-393-1113 (Fax)

Location: The Embassy Suites is located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, two blocks from the beach at the intersection of Canyon Del Rey and Del Monte Boulevard. The hotel is approximately 2.5 miles from the Downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf and 3.5 miles from Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Carmel and the scenic 17-Mile Drive are just a short drive from the hotel. The Embassy Suites is about 5 minutes from the Monterey Peninsula Airport. Driving directions to the hotel are listed below.

Guest Rooms: The hotel is a 12-floor structure containing 225 two-room suites, including 139 with one king-size bed, 66 with two double beds, 9 two-bedroom suites, and 9 physically challenged suites. Each suite consists of a private bedroom with one king-size or two double beds, a separate vanity/dressing area, and a separate living room with sofa bed and dining/work table. The kitchen has a wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Each suite has two telephones with voice mail and computer jacks, an AM/FM clock radio/alarm, two remote-control televisions with complimentary premium channels, a hair dryer, iron, and ironing board. All suites are designed with electronic door locks. Some rooms have ocean views, and some have balconies. There are 168 non-smoking rooms available.

Recreational Facilities: The hotel has a heated indoor pool, outdoor sun deck, whirlpool, sauna, modern exercise facility, masseuse, and game room. The Waterfront Recreational Trail, a foot and bike path surrounding Monterey Bay, is steps from the hotel entrance. Golf, tennis, scuba diving, and deep-sea fishing are nearby.

Services: The cost of the room includes a free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning (6:30 - 9:30 AM) and a free two-hour hosted manager's reception each evening (5:30 - 7:30 PM). The Pacifica Cafe features steaks, seafood, and regional favorites. The Cypress Lounge has indoor and outdoor deck seating and offers piano music and micro-brewed beers. The hotel also provides a corporate business center, gift shop, laundry service, free parking, a free newspaper on weekdays, and courtesy airport transportation.

Terms: Check-in after 4:00 PM, check-out by 12:00 noon, deposit required, major credit cards accepted, cancellation 48 hours prior to arrival, children under 12 free.

: The Monterey Peninsula Airport is located 4 miles from Monterey and about 5 minutes from the Embassy Suites. The hotel provides a free airport shuttle. The airport is served by 11 airlines, including American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and US Air. There are more than 100 daily arrivals and departures to and from San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas with connections to all domestic and foreign locations. Four rental car companies (Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National) are located at the airport.

Driving: Approximate driving times from nearby large cities are: 2 hours from San Francisco, 1.5 hours from San Jose, 3.5 hours from Sacramento, and 6 hours from Los Angeles. The approach to Monterey is on Highway 101, traveling south from San Francisco, San Jose, or Sacramento or traveling north from Los Angeles. Directions to the Embassy Suites from 101 South: exit at the Monterey Peninsula Exit/Highway 156; Highway 156 becomes Highway 1; proceed about 20 miles; exit Highway 1 at the Highway 218/Seaside Exit to Canyon Del Rey; proceed East on Canyon Del Rey to the first stop light at Del Monte Boulevard. Directions to the Embassy Suites from 101 North: exit at Abbott Street in Salinas; follow signs to Highway 68 West; proceed on Highway 68 West to Highway 218; Highway 218 becomes Canyon Del Rey; proceed on Canyon Del Rey to the stop light at Del Monte Boulevard.

For those conference attendees arriving on Sunday, there will be an early bird reception from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in Laguna Ballroom - C. On Monday evening, the conference banquet will be held in the new Outer Bay Wing of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This event will consist of a strolling reception from 7:00 to 8:00 PM for viewing aquarium exhibits (aquarium guides will be available to answer questions), followed by dinner from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM (possibly including a short aquarium orientation lecture), and then additional time for viewing aquarium exhibits from 9:00 to 10:30 PM. The entire Outer Bay Wing has been reserved for our private use for this event. The cost of the banquet is $30 per person and includes admission to the aquarium and dinner. Transportation to and from the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be provided for those who do not wish to drive; buses will depart from the Embassy Suites at 6:30 PM (please be prompt). Please note that a maximum of 100 people can be accommodated for the conference banquet, and we expect this event to be sold out. If you wish to get your name on a pre-conference priority list, provide your name and the total number of banquet tickets desired to either of the conference General Chairs. (Addresses and phone numbers are listed at the end of this conference fact sheet.)

On Tuesday at 5:00 PM, Dr. Roger Bourke will be the guest speaker (Laguna Ballroom - D). Dr. Bourke is on the staff of the Mars Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The title of his presentation is "Mars Exploration: Recent Results and Future Plans." The presentation will be followed by a reception (6:00 - 7:30 PM) in Laguna Ballroom - C at which hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. All beverages are free for conference attendees staying at the Embassy Suites (an amenity included in the cost of the room); off-site conference attendees will be provided complimentary tickets entitling them to free beverages.

Morning technical sessions will start at 8:30 AM, and afternoon technical sessions will start at 1:30 PM each day. All presentations are scheduled for 25 minutes: 20 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions. This schedule will be strictly enforced so that attendees may schedule their time between parallel sessions. There will be a 20 minute break midway through each session. Please note that the NO PAPER/NO PODIUM rule will be strictly enforced - i.e., speakers will not be allowed to present their work if they have not provided 50 copies of their completed paper. Also, papers will be automatically withdrawn from the meeting and will not be eligible for inclusion in the proceedings if one of the stated authors is not in attendance to present the paper.

Authors who are presenting papers and session chairs will meet for a short briefing each morning at 8:00 AM in Laguna Ballroom - A. Please attend only on the day of your presentation. Speakers staying at the Embassy Suites receive a free cooked to order breakfast available from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM in the Hotel Breakfast Area (an amenity included in the cost of the room); off-site speakers will be provided complimentary tickets entitling them to a free breakfast on the day of their presentation.

Authors are required to bring 50 copies of their paper to the meeting. The preprints will be on sale for $1.00 per paper in the Del Mar Room. Bound copies of the proceedings of the conference may be ordered at the registration desk.

All committee meetings will be held in the Del Monte Room according to the following schedule:

AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee Monday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
AAS Space Flight Mechanics Technical Committee Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
AIAA Astrodynamics Standards Committee Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Volunteers are being sought to work at the registration desk and in the paper sales room. If you wish to volunteer, sign-up at the registration desk or speak to one of the conference chairs.

Please note that the times and room locations of the conference events listed above are preliminary and subject to change.


The General and Technical Chairs for this conference are listed below:

General Chairs Te chnical Chairs

AAS Dr. Louis A. D'Amario Mr. Jay W. Middour
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Naval Research Laboratory
MS 301-276 Code 8103
4800 Oak Grove Drive 4555 Overlook Ave., SW
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 Washington, DC 20375-5320
818-354-3209 202-767-6528
818-393-5214 (Fax) 202-404-7516 (Fax)
email: louis.damario@jpl.nasa.gov email: middour@ssdd.nrl.navy.mil

AIAA Mr. Dennis V. Byrnes Mr. Lester L. Sackett
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Draper Laboratory
MS 301-142 MS 77
4800 Oak Grove Drive 555 Technology Square
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099 Cambridge, MA 02139-3563
818-354-3930 617-258-2283
818-393-9900 (Fax) 617-258-2555 FAX
email: dennis.v.byrnes@jpl.nasa.gov email: lsackett@draper.com