Scope of the Symposium
The effect of the space environment on materials is still of major concern and our knowledge needs to be continually expanded in order to improve the design, reliability and safety of launchers, spacecraft and space instruments.
In recent years, the selection of materials, processes and technologies for space missions has been driven by the increasing need to lower manufacturing, testing and verification costs coupled with rapid advances in the performance requirements for scientific instruments and more stringent international regulations.
The aim of this symposium is to promote discussion and exchange of experiences
and information among scientists and engineers involved in the many disciplines
related to materials in the space environment.