Status Report

8th ILEWG International Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon

By SpaceRef Editor
March 21, 2006
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8th ILEWG International Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon

8th ILEWG International Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon

First Call for Papers

23-27 July 2006, Beijing, China

You are welcome to participate in the 8th ILEWG Conference on Exploration and Utilization of the Moon which will be held in Beijing, China on 23-27 July 2006 and jointly sponsored by China National Space Administration (CNSA), the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) and European Space Agency (ESA). The local organizer is the Lunar Exploration Program Center (LEPC) of CNSA with the assistance of Center for Space Science and Applied Research of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CSSAR), Chinese Society for Astronautics and China Aerospace Engineering Consultation Center (CAECC).


  • Mr. Zhang Wei, Director General of Foreign Affairs Department of CNSA
  • Mr. Hao Xifan, Vice Director General of LEPC
  • Mr. Bernard H. Foing (ILEWG)

International Programme Committee

Hao Xifan, Wu Ji, Ye Shuhua (China), Hitoshi Mizutani, Takizawa Yoshisada, Manabu Kato, Kohtaro Matsumoto (Japan), Bernard Foing, Scott Hovland (ESA), Jean-Pierre Swings (B), Ralf Jaumann (DLR,D), Simonetta di Pippo (ASI,I), Francois Spiero, Jean-Jacques Favier (CNES,F), Erik Galimov, Sasha Basilevsky (Russia), Narendra Bhandari, J.N. Goswami (India), Mark Borkovski, Jim Garvin (NASA), Carle Pieters, Michael Duke, Stephen Saunders, Steve Durst, Larry Taylor, Geoffrey Taylor (USA), Robert Richards, Chris Sallaberger (Canada).

Local Organization Committee

  • Chairman: Mr. Zhang Wei
  • Vice Chairman: Mr. Hao Xifan

Main Themes of the Conference

  1. Science and Exploration of the Moon: Open questions and New Approaches
  2. Results from previous missions and SMART-1
  3. Status of Ongoing and Future Missions
  4. Next Steps for Robotic Landers, Rovers and Outposts
  5. Agencies Plans and International Prospects for Utilization and Human Exploration
  6. Outreach for Public and Youth

The Conference and Accommodation Venue

Grand View Garden Hotel Beijing(****) (More information about the hotel can be found at the website:

Important deadlines

The deadline for the abstract submission will be 20 April 2006. All abstracts should be submitted by email to: (with copy to, or by FAX: 86-10-88306153 The authors are invited to use the Abstract Template (see documentation on right-hand side) for minimizing efforts in paper formatting. The authors of the accepted abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be noticed by 20 May 2006.


Oral presentations are limited to 25 min followed by 5 min discussion. Overhead and slide (5×5 cm) projectors will be available. Computer aiding presentations will be provided.


English will be the official language of the conference. No translation service will be provided.


Participants will have to register electronically through web site which will be announced later. However, in the case of any difficulties, you can send Registration Form to the Conference Secretariat no later than June 15, 2006 by fax or e-mail.

Registration fees

Regular………. EURO 400.-

Student………. EURO 295.-

The registration fee includes attendance to all sessions, roundtables, conference excursion, lunch, Inaugural Dinner and the brochure of Abstract and Program.

Conference Secretariat

Contact person:

Mrs. Fu. XinagDong-Sun Qing Fax: 86-10-88306153 Tel: 86-10-68767421 Email: or:

Indication of Interest

Please fax or email the “Indication of Interest” to Conference Secretariat by March 20, 2006.

SpaceRef staff editor.