On April 12, on the Day of Cosmonautics, the National Library of Belarus hosted a presentation of the collection of materials of the International Scientific and Technical Conference “Near Space Non-Rocket Industrialization: Problems, Ideas, Projects”.
The collection of conference reports is a scientific publication of 27 articles submitted by engineers, designers, biologists, economists, and public figures. Among the topics of reports are the development of geospace transport, the energy efficiency of space power plants, the social aspects of human existence in space.
“It is very symbolic to combine two important events for me: the start date of space age in the history of mankind and the publication of a book on the prospects for industrial space exploration,” said engineer Anatoli Unitsky, the author of uSpace global geospace program.
For the first time, the conference on the exploration of near space by non-rocket means was organized by Anatoli Unitsky in 1988. Over the long history of the event, scientists, developers, astronauts, public and political figures from 18 countries have become its participants. Conference materials are placed in the largest libraries in Belarus, Russia, and many other countries around the world.
The 5th anniversary conference took place in September 2022. The event was attended by over 100 people, including the representatives of international organizations from Russia, the UAE, and the UK.
The 6th conference "Near Space Non-Rocket Industrialization: Problems, Ideas, Projects" will be held on October 7–8, 2023 as part of the UN World Space Week. Now the organizing committee is selecting scientific articles for the event.
Anatoli Unitsky's video message at the presentation of reports collection can be found here.