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, EUMETSAT, INPE, JAXA/ISAS, JPL, NASA/GSFC, Roscosmos, CSA, CAS and XSCC. 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 29th ISSFD, jointly organized by ESOC and EUMETSAT, took place on 22-26 April 2024 in Darmstadt, Germany. More details and the proceedings are available here.

The 30th ISSFD is organized by CNES and will take place in spring 2026 in Toulouse, France.

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