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2022 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference,
Charlotte, North Carolina, August 7-11 2022

The 2022 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, hosted by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and cohosted by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will be held August 7-11, Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference is co-sponsored by Blue Origin and Infinite Orbits and organized by the AAS Space Flight Mechanics Committee and the AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Considerations

The conference organizers have decided to hold the 2022 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference in person at the Sheraton Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC.

We are really looking forward to see a regathering of the professional community and a renewal of our personal connections after more than two years of pandemic.

Please monitor the conference website for updates on the conference guidelines. We will abide to any applicable local, state, and federal laws.

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), community infection level for COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, is High. As a result, the conference organizers strongly recommend to:

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Wear a mask indoors in public and on public transportation
  • Wash and sanitize your hands frequently
  • Stay in your hotel room and get tested if you have symptoms
  • Take additional precautions if you are at high risk for severe illness
  • Detailed information on community levels and COVID-19 prevention are available online.

    Disposable masks and personal hand santizers are provided at registration.

    Abstract and Manuscript Submissions

    Abstracts are to be submitted through a web based abstract submittal system. Using the web based system, authors will submit their abstract, author information and preprint before the conference. Authors will also use this site to submit their final manuscript after the conference.

    The abstract submittal system can be accessed by clicking on Abstract and Manuscript Submission.

    Online Conference Registration

    Registration can be accessed at

    Registration Type Early
    (On or before Jul 4, 2022)
    (After Jul 4, 2022)
    Full Registration - Current Member (AAS or AIAA) $750 $870 $970
    Full Registration - Non-member, includes one-year AAS membership $850 $970 $1070
    Student Registration - Current Member (AAS or AIAA) $360 $460 $560
    Student Registration - Non-member, includes one-year AAS membership $405 $505 $605
    Retiree Registration - Current Member (AAS or AIAA) $360 $460 $560
    Retiree Registration - Non-member, includes one-year AAS membership $405 $505 $605

    The online registration system is programmed to accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards.

    NOTE: Registration fees are calculated at the time of payment. Beginning the registration process without completing payment may result in a higher fee being charged as applicable based upon the early/late/on-site fee schedule set by the General Chairs.

    Registration Cencellations and Refunds:The cut-off date for refunds after registration cancellation is Thursday, August 4th.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsorship opportunities are available for advertising commercial and research activities.

    If interested, please contact the general chair Simone D'Amico at

    Social & Offsite Events

    There will be a catered reception on Sunday (Aug 7) with food and drinks at the Sheraton Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel.

    A Gala dinner with awards ceremony will be also held on Tuesday (Aug 9) at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, home of the American auto racing history and heritage (Offsite event).

    Jammed-packed with traditional exhibits, the Hall of Fame is fueled with more than 50 interactive experiences like tire-changing stations and realistic racing simulators. The museum has plenty of exhibits with artifacts and NASCAR collections; all designed to get your adrenaline going.

    Transportation from the conference hotel to the NASCAR Hall of Fame offsite event and back is provided on Tuesday, August 9th.

    There will be 3 buses, and they will do two trips:

  • The first trip will start loading at 4:50pm
  • The second trip will start loading by 5:35pm
  • The offsite event will start promptly at 6pm. Returning trips will start loading at 9pm.

    Please listen carefully to announcements made during the conference and check your emails for any last minute changes

    Reception on Sunday as well as tickets to the NASCAR Museum and the associated Gala dinner on Tuesday are included with every registration (Full, Student, and Retiree)

    You can purchase additional tickets for each social event during the online registration process as follows:

    1x extra Reception ticket (Sunday) $100
    2x extra Reception tickets (Sunday) $200
    1x extra NASCAR Museum and Gala dinner tickets (Tuesday) $130
    2x extra NASCAR Museum and Gala dinner tickets (Tuesday) $260

    The ceremony will include the AAS 2021 Space Enterpreneurship Awards, New AAS Fellows, the John V. Breakwell Student Paper Awards, and the Best Conference Paper Award.

    Food Restrictions:
    Both the Opening Reception on Sunday and the Gala Dinner on Tuesday have meat and vegetarian/vegan options. If you prefer a vegetarian meal, please collect the appropriate ticket at the registration desk, at check-in, to display on your table at the Gala Dinner

    Dirk Brouwer Plenary Lecture & Reception

    The Dirk Brouwer award ceremony starts promptly on Wednesday, August 10th at 5pm.

    Awardee Prof. John L. Crassidis presents Good, Bad and Ugly Attitudes: A Brief History of Attitude Determination and Estimation.

    The subsequent reception in the CJ's Lounge starts with the Bar available by 6:30pm. The new "Emerging Astrodynamicist" award will be announced here.

    Conference Proceedings

    We are delighted to welcome Springer Nature as new publisher for conference proceedings.

    NOTE: One electronic proceedings for download is included with every Full Registration.

    If you did not register with a Full Registration OR wish to purchase additional proceedings for download, you can do so during the online registration process as follows:

    1x extra Proceedings for download $140
    2x extra Proceedings for download $280

    Conference Hotel

    General Inquiries
    Le Meridien Charlotte
    555 South McDowell Street, North Tower
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28204 USA
    Phone:+1 704-372-9610
    Fax:+1 704-626-3658
    Toll-free:+1 888-627-7189

    Conference Reservations
    To book hotel room at the conference rate please use the following link:
    Online reservation link for AAS 2022

    Additional Information:
    The nightly rooms rates are $129 per night.

    Meet Our Sponsors

    Blue Origin was founded with a vision of millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. Blue Origin is working today to create that future by developing reusable launch vehicles and in-space systems that are safe, low cost, and serve the needs of all civil, commercial, and defense customers. Blue Origin has staff nationwide, offices in nine different locations, and four business units: Rocket Engines, Suborbital Launch (New Shepard), Orbital Launch (New Glenn), and Advanced Development Programs.

    The company's Advanced Development Program (ADP) organization is accountable for all of Blue Origin's in-space programs across six broad areas - Lunar Permanence, Space Mobility, Space Destinations, Next-Gen Space Transportation, Advanced Technology, and Honeybee Robotics (subsidiary). ADP is working on multiple internally funded flight programs in each of these program areas. These include our publicly known Blue Moon commercial lunar lander and Orbital Reef. The organization also provides a wide range of concepts, proposals, and technology development projects for ADP's product lines.

    The Flight Sciences team in ADP is accountable for delivering capabilities in disciplines related to all aspects of space vehicle flight and flight operation to all of ADP's programs. These capabilities include guidance, navigation and control, navigation sensors, modeling and simulation, aerodynamics, mission design and trajectory optimization, flight autonomy, rendezvous and proximity operations, entry descent and landing, and mission operations. We are hiring exceptional talent at all levels in the disciplines noted above.

    Confirm your interest in joining or learning more about Blue Origin and ADP's Flight Sciences Team by clicking here

    Infinite Orbits (IO) is a Newspace company founded in 2017 by Telecommunication entrepreneurs and Aerospace Engineers, with a vision to provide reliable, turnkey in-orbit services including life extension to satellite operators globally. With offices in Singapore and Toulouse, France, Infinite Orbits is ready to provide high end NewSpace solutions to cover all satellite servicing needs.

    IO's first generation servicer, OrbitGuard, is a small satellite that can autonomously carry out far and near range rendezvous and provides SSA and Inspection services to satellite operators. OrbitGuard is driven by IO's patented state-of-the art ML algorithms and is capable of detecting a target at a distance of several hundred kilometers and to perform pose estimation of an object, with robustness, against extreme lighting conditions. Orbit-Guard 1 & 2 are slated to launch Q4 2022 onwards and provide services from 2023.

    Infinite Orbits' Life Extension Servicer, "Endurance", performs autonomous rendezvous & docking and provides full AOCS capability for 5 years to an end of life GEO satellite. Life Extension Services will be available from 2025 onwards.

    Conference Chairs

    AAS General Chair

    Dr. Simone D'Amico
    Stanford University

    AIAA General Chair

    Dr. Ossama Abdelkhalik
    Iowa State University

    AAS Technical Chair

    Dr. Natasha Bosanac
    University of Colorado Boulder

    AIAA Technical Chair

    Dr. Atri Dutta
    Wichita State University

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