Welcome to the permanent website of the International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics (ISSFD).

The ISSFD is a series of conferences providing an international forum for specialists in the field of space flight dynamics. It is sponsored by various space agencies, including APL, CNES, DLR/GSOC, ESA/ESOC, INPE, JAXA/ISAS, KIAM, NASA/GSFC, and JPL. The symposia take place at an interval of about 18 months, and the sponsor agencies and centers take turns to organize it.

Areas of interest for the ISSFD include, but are not limited to:
  • Flight dynamics operations
  • Orbit theory
  • Mission and trajectory design
  • GN&C measurement systems
  • Tracking and orbit determination
  • Maneuver design
  • Autonomous navigation
  • Attitude dynamics, determination, and control
  • Formation flying
  • Constellation design and maintenance
  • Space environment, orbital debris and collision risk mitigation
This website primarily serves as an archive for abstracts and papers of past ISSFD symposia.


The 26th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics will be hosted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and organized by the Japan Space Forum (JSF).
The ISSFD 2017, aiming to join specialists in space flight dynamics, will jointly be held with the 31st ISTS (International Symposium on Space Technology and Science) in June 2017 in the City of Matsuyama, Shikoku Island, Japan.


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