2005 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference

August 7-11, 2005

Embassy Suites Hotel - Lake Tahoe Resort


The 2005 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Resort in Lake Tahoe, California on August 7-11, 2005. This event is cosponsored by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The meeting is organized by the AAS Space Flight Mechanics Technical Committee and the AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee. Papers are sought from all areas of astrodynamics, including but not limited to:

  • Orbital dynamics, perturbations, and stability
  • Earth orbital and planetary mission studies
  • Trajectory design and optimization
  • Trajectories about libration points
  • Low thrust mission and trajectory design
  • Dynamical systems theory as applied to space flight problems
  • Spacecraft guidance, navigation and control
  • Orbit determination and tracking
  • Attitude dynamics, determination and control
  • Satellite constellations and formation flying
  • Dynamics and control of large space structures and tethers
  • Artificial and natural space debris

Proposals are solicited for appropriate special sessions, such as panel discussions, invited sessions, workshops, and mini-symposia. Potential special session organizers should submit a proposal to the Technical Chairs. For a panel discussion, this proposal should include a title of the discussion, a brief description of the topics to be discussed, and a list of the speakers and their qualifications. For an invited session, workshop, or mini-symposium, the proposal should consist of the title of the session, a brief description, and a list of proposed activities and/or invited speakers and paper titles.

Updated and additional information on the conference will be posted at the AAS Space Flight Mechanics Committee website: http://www.space-flight.org.


Papers will be accepted on the basis of extended abstracts. Authors are required to use an automated web-based system for submitting author information, the extended abstract and a condensed abstract. The web site for submitting this information is at: http://www.pxinet.com/aas If authors are unable to use the automated web-based system, they should contact the Technical Chairs for instructions on submitting papers by email. The information required is as follows:
  1. Paper title as well as the name, affiliation, postal address, telephone number, and email address of each author.
  2. The text of the extended abstract, with a length of 500-1000 words, and containing supporting tables and figures. The extended abstract should provide a clear and concise statement of the problem addressed and the results obtained. Submissions without extended abstracts will not be considered. The extended abstract must be uploaded in the form of a PDF file.
  3. A condensed version of the abstract (100 words maximum) to be included in the printed conference program. Avoid using symbols and Greek characters in the short abstract. The short abstract must be pasted into the box provided on the web page.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 4, 2005. Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors via email by May 15, 2005. Author instructions will be placed on the AAS Space Flight Mechanics Committee website: http://www.space-flight.org. Final manuscripts (50 copies) are required at the time of the meeting. Also, authors are required to provide their session chair with a copy of their paper and a short biography of the presenter before the meeting. A "no paper / no podium" rule will be in effect for all presentations. Authors whose papers are not available in printed form at the time of the meeting will not be allowed to present their paper.


Prospective authors are reminded that technology transfer guidelines have substantially extended the time required for the review of abstracts and completed papers by private enterprises and government agencies. These reviews can require four months or more. It is the responsibility of the authors to determine the extent of approval necessary for their papers to preclude late submissions and paper withdrawals.

For questions regarding submission of abstracts, please contact the Technical Chairs:

AAS Technical Chair

Dr. Bobby G. Williams
Kinetx, Inc.
Space Navigation and Flight Dynamics
21 West Easy Street, Suite 108
Simi Valley, CA 93065-1694
805-527-4890 (voice)
805-581-9211 (fax)

AIAA Technical Chair

Dr. Louis A. D'Amario
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
MS 301-125L
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099
818-354-3209 (voice)
818-393-6388 (fax)

For other questions regarding the conference, please contact the General Chairs:

AAS General Chair

Dr. Kathleen Howell
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
315 North Grant Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765-494-5786 (voice)
765-494-0307 (fax)

AIAA General Chair

Dr. Felix R. Hoots
Space Programs
1900 Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22182
703-506-5931 (voice)
703-506-4847 (fax)