15th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium 2013

Noordwijk, The Netherlands - 25th to 27th September, 2013

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ESA Conference Bureau - ESTEC
PO Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk
The Netherlands

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For its 30 year anniversary the 15th ESMATS will be will be held at the Theater de Muze, Noordwijk, The Netherlands on the 25th to 27th September 2013.

Important Dates:

1st Oct, 2012:

1st announcement, call for papers

Download 15th ESMATS flyer

11th Feb, 2013:

Deadline for abstract submission

12th Apr, 2013:

Authors notification, Preliminary Programme & Start of Registration

4th Jun, 2013:

Deadline for Presenter's Registration

14th Jun, 2013:

Second Announcement/ Final Programme

18th Aug, 2013:

Deadline to Submit Full Paper

Download Paper Template

Download Paper Template

23-24th Sep, 2013:

ESTL Space Tribology Course

24th Sep, 2013:

Pre-registration for ESMATS (after 17.00)

25th Sep, 2013:

Registration for ESMATS(8.30am)

25-27th Sep, 2013:

ESMATS 2013 - Symposium and Distribution of Proceedings

27th Sep, 2013:

Departure after lunch or optional visit (TBA)

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