GLEX 2020 Abstract Submission Closes on 31 January

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The Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2020 co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and ROSCOSMOS to take place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation from 9 – 11 June 2020 will bring together leaders and decision-makers within the science and human exploration community – engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, agency representatives, and policymakers.

The conference will feature an Opening Event; several Plenary Events and Keynote Lectures; a Technical Programme with Sessions in several parallel technical streams; a Global Networking Forum (GNF) Programme and an attractive social and networking programme including a Welcome Reception and a Gala Dinner.

The leaders in the field will converge in St. Petersburg to discuss recent results, current challenges and innovative solutions and it will contain several opportunities to learn about how space exploration investments provide benefits as well as discuss how those benefits can be increased through thoughtful planning and cooperation.

Abstract submission for GLEX 2020 is an exciting chance and prestigious opportunity to shape the technical content of the IAF conference to be held on 9-11 June 2020 in St Petersburg, Russian Federation.

The International Programme Committee will select a state-of-the-art programme which reflects the scientific excellence, as well as the wide range of topics related to space exploration including:

1. International Cooperation for Space Exploration
2. Lunar Exploration
3. Mars Exploration
4. Exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids
5. Exploration of Other Destinations
6. Space Transportation
7. Key Technologies
8. Challenges of Life Support/Medical Support for Human Missions
9. Space Stations
10. Space Resources
11. Ground-Based Preparatory Activities
12. Transcending Societal Issues for Space Exploration

Abstracts must be submitted through the online system the event official website. Successful abstract submissions will be considered for oral and interactive presentations.
Deadline: 31 January (23:59 CET) No additional deadline extension will be provided because of the strict schedule for the review process. We look forward to your participation, and to an inspiring and successful conference.


GLEX 2020 will be a unique global platform to share with the space community the recent outstanding achievements in the field of space exploration, as well as future challenges, trends, and needs.

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