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12th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2007

Liverpool, England. 19th-21st September 2007

Conference Programme

17th - 18th September 2007

ESTL Space Tribology Course (not part of ESMATS) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Delegates are requested to make use of public transport or taxis where possible. Car parking at the Crowne Plaza is very limited and expensive, as is everywhere around Albert Docks. All of the venues are within easy walking distance of the hotel and a bus is provided from the hotel to the Symposium dinner and the Industrial Visit to ESTL.

Tuesday 18th September

After 17:00 pre-registration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool.
Registration from 08:30 each day at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Wednesday 19th September

  • Opening Session
  • Session 1 - Mechanism Components (1)
  • Session 2 - Pointing and Deployment Mechanisms (1)
  • Session 3 - Tribology (1)

Thursday 20th September

  • Session 4 - Pointing & Deployment Mechanisms (2)
  • Session 5 - Instrument Mechanisms (1)
  • Session 6 - Tribology (2)
  • Session 7 - Mechanism Components (2)
  • Invited Speaker

Friday 21st September

  • Session 8 - Exploration Mechanisms
  • Session 9 - Instrument Mechanisms (2)


  • Miniature Mechanisms
  • Payload Mechanisms
  • Mechanism Components
  • Tribology
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The symposium will finish at approximately 12:30 on Friday 21st September after which lunch will be served followed by an optional industrial visit to ESTL - ESR Technology Ltd, Warrington. A coach will be provided to transport delegates from the Crowne Plaze Hotel to ESTL. After the visit the coach will return delegates to the hotel or Manchester airport.

For logistical reasons only a limited number of places are available for the industrial visit. In the event that more people wish to visit ESTL than there is room for, priority will be given in order of registration.

Directions from Crowne Plaza Hotel to ESTL, Warrington from Multimap

Social Events

19th September 2007 20th September 2007
  • Symposium dinner at 20.00 - St. George's Hall
    Note: It is approximately a 20 minute walk from the Crowne Plaza Hotel to St. George's Hall for those delegates who decide not to avail themselves of the coach.
21st September 2007
  • Optional industrial visit to ESTL - ESR Technology Ltd, Warrington


Lunch will be a buffet served in the area next to the Auditorium. Coffee breaks will be held in the poster and exhibition area.

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Important Dates:

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Deadline for abstract submission

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Authors notified of paper acceptance

Deadline for paper submission

2nd announcement and programme details

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ESTL Space Tribology Course

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