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The Second International Orbital Debris Conference (IOC II)

Houston, Texas area/Virtual, December 4–7, 2023

Meeting Location and Dates

We are happy to announce the Second International Orbital Debris Conference (IOC II) scheduled for December 4–7, 2023, in Sugar Land, Texas.

Purpose and Scope

The goal of the 2nd International Orbital Debris Conference (IOC) is to promote orbital debris research activities in the United States and to foster collaborations with the international community. The four-day conference will cover all aspects of meteoroid and orbital debris research, mission support, and other related activities.


  • Measurements: radar, optical, in situ, laboratory, etc.
  • Modeling: engineering, long-term environment, near-term risk assessments, reentry, etc.
  • Operations and mission support: hypervelocity impact and protection, satellite anomalies, conjunction assessments, etc.
  • Environment management: mitigation, remediation, space traffic coordination, policy, etc.

Important: To be added to the mailing list to receive additional information about this conference, submit an indication of interest.

Technical Program Committee

Christopher Bonnal
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
Eric Christiansen
NASA Johnson Space Center
Bill Cooke
NASA Marshall Space Center
Bryan Corley
NASA Johnson Space Center
Heather Cowardin
NASA Johnson Space Center
Pascal Faucher
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
Tim Flohrer
European Space Agency
Benton Greene
NASA Johnson Space Center
Satomi Kawamoto
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Holget Krag
European Space Agency
J.-C. Liou
NASA Johnson Space Center
Alyssa Manis
NASA Johnson Space Center
Manuel Metz
German Aerospace Center
Mark Matney
NASA Johnson Space Center
Lauri Newman
NASA Goddard Space Center
Chris Ostrom
NASA Johnson Space Center
Tim Payne
US Space Force
Andrew Ratcliffe
United Kingdom Space Agency
Alessandro Rossi
Consiglio, Nazionale delle Ricerch
Thomas Schildknecht
University of Bern

Code of Conduct

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