The 5th Russian-German Conference “Electric Propulsions – New Challenges” was organized and held in Saxony by the IOM Leipzig, the Moscow Aviation Institute, the Justus-Liebig University Giessen and the workgroup E of the department Space Propulsion of the German Society for Aerospace (DGLR) from 7-12 September 2014 .
Both fundamental and applied research related to the electric propulsions (EP) development of various thruster types, system components and applications on board spacecrafts designed for different purposes will be the content of the conference. This unique and special conference is within the tradition of four former meetings, the work of a European-Russian Joint Study Group on advanced electric propulsion space missions and accommodates the development on the EP market within the last years. The conference should support the growing co-operation between Russia and Germany on both an industrial and a scientific level. For a further international co-operation in this rapid growing spacecraft propulsion principle the participation of colleagues from other countries all over the world will be warmly welcomed.
Russian and German specialists from space industry, educational institutions, branch and academic institutes, research centers and representatives of space agencies will participate in this conference as well as the invited specialists from other countries. The conference will take place in the beautiful city Dresden, the capital of Saxony- one of the German Free States. Dresden has a long history and tradition and is well suited for relaxation walks and visits beside the conference stress.
Christian Rothlein of Vacua GmbH, our agent in Germany, attended and exhibited on behalf of Hiden Analytical.