Status Report

Postponement of SpaceOps 2020

By SpaceRef Editor
March 17, 2020
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SpaceOps 2020, SpaceOps 16th International Conference on Space Operations set to commence 18 May 2020 in Cape Town, has been postponed due to the ongoing and growing threat posed by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak around the world.  The SpaceOps 2020 organising committee is saddened to make this announcement, as the team was looking forward to hosting international delegates to this prestigious event on Space Operations. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Through the continuous monitoring of information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the South African Health Department and other public health guidance and reports from across the globe, the SpaceOps 2020 Exco has decided to postpone the conference to 3-7 May 2021.
In light of all the developments across the globe, out of concern for the health and safety of conference attendees the organising committee felt that it was important to postpone the conference as a precautionary measure to ensure the wellbeing of all participants. 

Delegates who have registered for the conference, will receive registration refund information via email from SpaceOps 2020, but will need to cancel their hotel and travel reservations themselves.​
In the coming weeks, the technical program committee will contact delegates who have submitted papers, outlining the next steps to follow regarding their submissions.

Our priority is the safety and well-being of all those who participate in our conference.

Should you have any further concerns, please feel free to contact our delegate liaison on:

Telephone number: +27 21 525 2552

SpaceRef staff editor.