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Save the date! The VIIIth Space Resources Conference (KGK2025) is planned for 21-23 May 2025!

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About Conference

Dear Community Members,

It is my great pleasure to inform you that the VIIth Space Resources Conference will be held on 23 and 24  May 2024 at AGH University in Krakow, Poland. The Conference will be mainly an on-site event. A few virtual presentations will be available on demand.

Several years ago, a new era of space exploration started. The new space and deep space subjects are currently being extensively researched, and many new developments have already occurred.

The Space Resources Conferences are organised to provide an open forum for discussion on the state-of-the-art technologies applicable to current challenges of space exploration and the use of space resources to improve the living conditions of humans and protect  Earth’s natural environment.

However, this year’s conference will focus not only on future concepts and new visions. It will also look at how to adopt the current research results for space resource extraction, transportation, and manufacturing in space and how to develop settlements on the Moon and Mars.

Previous Space Resources conferences attracted many researchers and practitioners in related fields from around the world. The purpose of the Space Resources Conference is to bring together leading international researchers, developers, and practitioners to cultivate synergistic exchanges of ideas and practices. The conference will offer plenary and invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations, special sessions, industry tracks, panel discussions, and tutorials. Social and cultural events will also take place to foster networking among the participants. We trust that you will find the Space Resources conference professionally rewarding and stimulating as well as enjoyable.


Welcome to the Space Resources Conference 2024!

Professor Tadeusz Uhl
Chairman of the Conference


  • Habitats, Bioastronautics & Life Support Systems
  • Lunar Navigation and Telecommunication
  • Astronaut Health for ARTEMIS generation
  • Space Architecture
  • ISRU and Additive Manufacturing in Space
  • Space Law & Management
  • Space Education – UNIVERSEH dedicated session + WORKSHOPS
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Space Industry
  • Society and Space, Sustainability
  • Space Resources
  • Cybersecurity in Space
  • Deep Space Exploration
  • Space Structures and Materials Design and Operations
  • Space Robotics
  • Remote sensing and Earth Observation
  • Space Biology & Space Health
  • Student Session


Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Marek Banaszkiewicz, CBK PAN

  • Dr Jędrzej Bojanowski, CloudFerro

  • Dr Artur Chmielewski, NASA JPL

  • Prof. Czesław Kapusta, AGH University of Krakow

  • Dr Agata Kołodziejczyk, AATC, AGH University of Krakow

  • Prof. Maciej Konacki, Polish Space Agency, GUT

  • Prof. Piotr Kulinowski, AGH University of Krakow

  • Prof. Jerzy Lis, Rector of AGH University of Krakow

  • Prof. Katarzyna Malinowska, Space Studies Centre of Kozminski University

  • Prof. Marek Moszyński, Polish Space Agency,GUT

  • Prof. George Nikolakopoulos, Luleå University of Technology

  • Dr Miguel Olivares Mendez, University of Luxembourg

  • Prof. Jerzy Sąsiadek, CBK PAN, Carleton University

  • Dr Karol Seweryn, CBK PAN

  • Dr Mrityunjay Singh, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute

  • Prof. Wiesław J. Staszewski, AGH University of Krakow

  • Prof. Enrico Stoll, TU Berlin

  • Prof. Tadeusz Uhl, AGH University of Krakow

    Chairman of the Committee

  • Prof. Rafał Wiśniowski, Vice-Rector for Cooperation, AGH University of Krakow

  • Prof. Kazuya Yoshida, Tohoku University

  • Prof. Emmanuel Zenou, UNIVERSEH

  • Grzegorz Zwoliński, SatRevolution

Organising Committee

  • Tadeusz Uhl, Space Technology Centre of AGH

  • Anna Inglot, Space Technology Centre of AGH

  • Łukasz Wilczyński, European Space Foundation

Conference Speakers

Larry Martinez

Larry Martinez

California State University
Masafumi Muratani

Masafumi Muratani

University of Tsukuba
Tanja L. Masson – Zwaan

Tanja L. Masson – Zwaan

Leiden University
Kazuya Yoshida

Kazuya Yoshida

Tohoku University
Enrico Stoll

Enrico Stoll

TU Berlin
Mahulena Hofmann

Mahulena Hofmann

University of Luxembourg
Nicolas Peter

Nicolas Peter

International Space University
Kris Zacny

Kris Zacny

Miranda Fateri

Miranda Fateri

Aalen University
Virginia Wotring

Virginia Wotring

International Space University
Danijela Ignjatovic

Danijela Ignjatovic

International Space University
Events Lists

Conference Sсhedule

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Deadlines & fees


  • Abstract Submission Deadline – 15th March
  • Abstracts acceptance – 31th March
  • Early fee registration deadline – 15th April
  • Regular fee registration deadline – 29th April
  • Late fee registration – from 29th April
  • Camera ready (min. 6 page paper) – July 2024


Early Registration

  • 1st December 2023 - 31st March 2024

Regular registration

  • 1st April 2024 - 15th April 2024

Late Registration

  • From 16th April 2024


Early Registration

  • 1st December 2023 - 31st March 2024

Regular registration

  • 1st April 2024 - 15th April 2024

Late Registration

  • From 16th April 2024

/Payment for participation in the conference will be made on the basis of the received VAT invoice, where the bank account will be indicated./

Conference registration fees include:

  • Access to all Conference Scientific Sessions
  • Book of Abstracts (online access)
  • Coffees
  • Conference Dinner (Full payment registration)

*Students must upload a proof of their status by registration process.

ESA Academy Conference Student Sponsorship programme

The ESA Education Office is pleased to sponsor the attendance of up to 3 tertiary education students to attend the VII th Space Resources Conference in the frame of the ESA Academy Conference Student Sponsorship programme. The sponsorship will cover the early bird student registration fees (directly paid by ESA Education Office) and provides a maximum reimbursement of EUR 530 towards travel and accommodation expenses, which will be reimbursed via a single bank transfer after the event and will only be paid upon submission of receipts.

To be eligible for an ESA Academy Student Sponsorship, students must fulfil the following criteria at the time of application:

  • present an accepted contribution at the conference (oral presentation, poster, other).
  • be minimum 18 years old at the time of the conference;
  • be a citizen of an ESA Member State, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia or Slovenia;
  •  be enrolled as a student (Bsc, Msc, or Ph.D.) in a tertiary education academic programme
    (not graduating before the Conference);
  • not benefit from an overlapping financial support to attend this conference, unless duly
  • agree with the conditions of the ESA Academy’s Privacy Policy

Priority will be given to students who have less than 2 years of professional experience and have never taken part in an activity sponsored by the ESA Education Office.

Click HERE to fill-in the application form. And send it via e-mail to:

The deadline for applications is 29 th February at 23:59 CEST.
The decision by the Selection Committee will be communicated by 15 th March
ESA is committed to achieving diversity and creating an inclusive environment. To this end, applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability, social origin or other characteristics are welcome.

Abstract  Submission


  • The conference abstracts should be submitted for review via registration system.
  • Abstract title (max 150 characters)
  • Abstract text (max 1500 characters)
  • Abstract submission starts from  1st December and will be closed on 1st February. Each participant can submit one abstract for either oral or poster./ By submitting an abstract the submitting author gives permission for the Conference Organizers to reproduce the abstract in all materials associated with the conference. Authors are asked to indicate their preference in terms of oral or poster presentation. /

Please find the Springer abstract author guide

Call for papers

Download Book of Abstracts from 2023

Post conference publication

Full papers

Post conference publication: Springer Nature

The submitted papers will be reviewed, and all accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the Space Resources Conference 2024 till the end of the 2024 year, which will be published as a part of Springer Book Series/ Journal Series. The postconference proceedings will be published as a volume into a bookseries of Springer Nature, which means not into a journal, so won’t have an Impact Factor, but the papers will be indexed in Scopus.

Authors interested in publication are asked to prepare an article in accordance with the template and send a set of files (doc. + pdf. + signed file License to Publish) to the session Chairman till the end of August 2024.

Information for Authors of Springer Proceedings

Files to download

Springer paper temptate

Springer Licence to Publish

Download Official Selected Proceedings of the 6th Space Resources Conference

Presenter guidelines

    • Duration of invited lecture: 20 min
    • Duration of regular oral presentation: 10-15 min
    • Posters format: A0 portrait size
      • Dimensions of the A0 format in mm: 841 x 1 189 mm
      • Dimensions of the A0 format in cm: 84,1 x 118,9 cm
      • Dimensions of the A0 format in inches: 33,11″ x 46,81″
    • Each presentation should be prepared in panoramic 16×9 screen format as .ppt or .pptx files.

Videos and images:

  • All videos should be prepared in 1920×1080 px resolution (i.e., 16×9 screen format), preferred file standard is H.264.
  • All graphics should be prepared in 1920x1080px resolution, preferred file format is PNG

For discussion on the state-of-the-art technologies applicable to current challenges of space exploration

General Information


The AGH University of Science and Technology (the AGH University of Krakow) is a modern university that actively participates in fostering a knowledge-based society and creating innovative technologies. Our university has a well-established position in the country and is recognised abroad. Experienced staff, advanced laboratories, a unique campus, and, above all, the bonds that connect the AGH University of Krakow community are our greatest assets.

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics of AGH University of Krakow.

Krakow is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River,  the city dates back to the seventh century. Krakow was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Old Town with Wawel Royal Castle was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, one of the first 12 sites granted the status.  The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland’s second-most-important city.

With the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the 20th century, Krakow reaffirmed its role as a major national academic and artistic centre.

Social events

Join us for an unforgettable evening of fine dining at the City Centre Gala Dinner. We invite you to experience a night of luxury, sophistication, and delectable cuisine.

Date: 23rd May 2024
Dress code: business attire


List of recommended hotels

We would like to kindly pay your attention and highly reccommend you to book your accommodation as soon as possible because the May is very high touristic season in Krakow.

Hotel Polonez is located in the center of Krakow, next to the buildings of the famous AGH University of Science and Technology in Poland and in the vicinity of numerous tourist attractions. The convenient location gives guests the opportunity to take a short walk to the Old Town, which is rich in cultural and entertainment offers. The immediate vicinity of the Park. H. Jordana and Krakow’s Błonia are perfect for relaxation. Moreover, the location near the airport, railway and bus stations is another advantage of our hotel. All rooms in the Polonez hotel are finished in warm, light colors. Each has a bathroom with a shower. A hairdryer is also available. An extra bed is available.

Single room* from PLN 300,00/ per night
Double room* from PLN 410,00/ per night

*breakfast included

Adress: 15 Reymonta Street, Kraków


Remember to use the password SRC24

Walking distance from the venue: 70 m – 1 minute walk

With its convenient location in the renovated tenement building in the center of Cracow, near the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Main Market Square, ANTICA RESIDENCE Guest Rooms meets the needs of academic teachers who visit our city to take a rest in comfortable conditions.

Single room* from PLN 330,00/ per night
Double room* from PLN 385,00/ per night

*breakfast included

Adress: 76 Czarnowiejska Street, Kraków


Remember to use the password SRC24

Walking distance from the venue: 300 m – 4 minutes

The 4-star Hotel Novotel Krakow City West will surprise you with modern interiors, a cozy bar and a library and children’s area. Spacious 30 m2 rooms, warm colors, super-fast Wi-Fi, guarantee a comfortable holiday and ideal conditions for work. Our hotel is situated amidst green surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of the Old Town; Perfect for walking around Kosciuszko Mound. We offer our guests a free shuttle service to the center of Krakow and a public transport stop next to the hotel.

Single room* from PLN 350,00/ per night
Double room* from PLN 390,00/ per night

*breakfast included

Adress: 11 Armii Krajowej Street, Kraków

Reservations: H3407-RE@ACCOR.COM

Remember to use the password SRC24

Walking distance from the venue: 1,8 km – 24 minutes

Krakow is an extraordinary city where places with a long and colourful history neighbour centres of culture, science and business. Such a location obliges! Therefore, in close vicinity of the Old Market Square, in a renovated masonry house, a rare hotel was created. Thinking about the needs of our guests, we have created Hotel Logos anew. Designed with attention to detail, it will be a place of comfortable rest where guests will appreciate the elegance of the interiors, the sophisticated details of the furnishings and the excellent cuisine; above all, however, our guests will feel special because they will be taken care of by our caring staff.

Single room* from PLN 520,00/ per night
Double room* from PLN 560,00/ per night

*breakfast included

Adress: 5 Szujskiego Street, Kraków


Remember to use the password SRC24

Walking distance from the venue: 1,1 km – 15 minutes

At Grand Ascot, we make our guests feel extraordinary. In this boutique hotel, located on a quiet, charming street in the heart of Krakow, you will feel welcome, appreciated and relaxed. An elegant building, sophisticated interior, friendly staff and a restaurant serving great European cuisine guarantee that your stay here will exceed all expectations. Welcome to Grand Ascot, we’re looking forward to having you as our guest!

Single room* from PLN 584,00/ per night
Double room* from PLN 638,00/ per night

*breakfast included

Adress: 4 Szujskiego Street, Kraków

Reservations: or

Remember to use the password SRC24

Walking distance from the venue: 1,1 km – 15 minutes


Honorary Patronage: Polish Space Agency
Polish Space Agency
Honorary Patronage: Marshal of the Małopolska Region
Honorary Patronage: Witold Kozłowski, Marshal of the Małopolska Region
Kraków dla nauki
Honorary Patronage: Polish Science Fiction Foundation
Honorary Patronage: Witold Kozłowski, Marshal of the Małopolska Region
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International Astronautical Federation
European Space Foundation
International Space University
Planet partners


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