NEWS

WELCOME TO KOBE, JAPAN!
On Monday June 25, the session will start at 9:00. The registration desk will open around 8:00.
There are very few shops and restaurants within walking distance from the venue. The lunch box will be served to the conference attendee for free of charge.
How to get to the conference venue? Please see here.

Introduction

The 15th Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference (SCTC2018) will take place from the 25th to the 29th of June 2018 at Integrated Research Center of Kobe University in Japan. The SCTC is an international series focusing on the science and technology of plasma and charged particle interactions with space systems. Initiated in 1977 it has become a goal to hold the conferences with a periodicity of 2 years, rotating between Europe, the USA, and Japan. The conference is now returning to Japan following the very successful meetings held at Noordwijk (The Netherlands) in 2016 and Pasadena (USA) in 2014.
Contributions are sought on a broad range of technology and science topics concerning the interaction of spacecraft with the charged particle environment and environmental impacts on spacecraft. The followings are the possible fields for the conference session.

• Country Overviews
• Standards
• On-Orbit Investigations & Nanosatellites
• Ground Testing
• Plasma Propulsion and Tethers
• Material Properties
• Charging and Arcing Mitigation
• Space Weather & Charging
• Theory, Modeling and Computer Simulations
• Internal Charging
• Charging of Dusts and Small Bodies in Space
• Solar Array Plasma Interactions

Organizers:
• Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University
• Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Aerospace Research and Development Directorate

Sponsors:
• Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering, Kobe University
• Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University