GNC History

The Conference is addressed to international participants from the Aerospace Industry, Academia, Equipment Manufacturers and Space Agencies.

The 2011 edition of the GNC conference had an overall attendance of 235 participants hailing from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

This truly international event also was host to 100 leading international companies and 10 agencies or national institutes. The 5 day event also hosted more than 110 oral presentations, and nearly 40 poster presentations.

Past editions:
1999 - ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands
2002 - Frascati, Italy
2005 - Loutraki, Greece


22 April 2014
Last Call for Exhibitors!  See the current list of exhibitors here.
Social Programme available, see the details here.

17 Feb 2014

Registration now Open!
Presentation Guidelines online!

14 Feb 2014
Student submissions still under review.
Notifications in the week of 3 March 2014.

Preliminary Programme

The preliminary programme overview is now online, available here. A detailed programme will become available in due course.

GNC 2014 - Event app

GNC 2014 has an event app available! Go to
or scan the QR code to install Yappbox, and add the conference to the app.

Destination - Oporto

is the second-largest city in Portugal, after LisbonLocated along the Douro river estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire

One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, 
port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the adegas of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the production and export of the fortified wine.

The conference organisers have selected the Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa, located at Rua Tenente Valadim 146, 4100-476 Oporto, Portugal. The hotel will offer a reduced group rate for GNC 2014 participants. 
The online hotel booking tool is available here.


1 Sep 2013   Call for Papers / 2nd Announcement
 15 Nov 2013   Deadline for Abstract Submission 
 10 Feb 2014   Notification to Authors &
Preliminary Programme 
 15 Mar 2014   Exhibition Application Deadline 
 15 Mar 2014   Early Registration &
Presenters Registration Deadline
 28 May 2014   On-line Late Registration Deadline 
 1 Jun 2014   GNC 2014 Launch &
Early Check in 
 2—6 Jun 2014   GNC 2014 

GNC Product Exhibition

Click here to go to view the list of exhibitors.
There is still a small opportunity to apply as an exhibitor. 

The aim of the exhibition is to provide a platform for manufacturers of products used in the GNC subsystems to publicize and promote their products and for the potential users to obtain a full and up to date overview of the currently available and next generation products.

The scope of the exhibition includes:
• Sensors for AOCS/GNC
• Actuators for AOCS/GNC
• AOCS/GNC Simulation sw tools
• AOCS/GNC Design sw tools
• AOCS/GNC Detector Technology demonstrators