CNES is organizing the 14th International Symposium on Materials in the Space Environment (ISMSE) in collaboration with ESA and ONERA, and the 12th International Conference on Protection of Materials from Space Environment (ICPMSE) with the Integrity Testing Laboratory (ITL).

The conference will be held in Biarritz (France), at the Bellevue Conference Center, from October 1st to 5th, 2018.

Mission and ground storage duration, specific space environment severity and material performance requirements are increasing. Cost and time reduction are now also main drivers.

New technologies are implemented and they need a specific analysis: e. g. electric propulsion, additive manufacturing… New constraints such as ecodesign, design for demise, regulations, export control, obsolescence must define the choice and the qualification of the materials. The application in the launchers, satellites and balloons activities are concerned.

This is why the behaviour of materials in the space environment remains a major concern.

This symposium shall promote interactions across scientists and engineers involved in materials for space applications and in space environment effects on materials.


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