Welcome to the ICSO Proceedings on line resource for Space Optics!

The web site hosts the Proceedings of the International Conference on Space Optics. It is a free of charge resource serving the Space Optics community. To access a paper open the field with the Proceedings, scroll over the various sessions and identify the requested paper or presentation.

ICSO is the largest worldwide meeting of experts working in all disciplines of Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Technologies for Space Applications. It is organised in collaboration of ESA and CNES. The scope of ICSO is to bring together the Space Optics Community and exchange information and ideas on the Research, Development, Qualification and Flight Experience of using optical technologies for space missions. Technology experts meet Mission experts to address the lessons learnt from past developments and identify the next significant developments in employing lightwave technologies and techniques used in all types of Space Missions.

ICSO convenes every two years. The next ICSO will be held in Biarritz, France, during the period 18-21 October 2016, http://www.icso2016.com/. Previous ICSO meetings were held in:

  • Tenerife, Spain 2014
  • Ajaccio, France in 2012
  • Rodos, Greece in 2010
  • Toulouse, France  in 2008
  • Noordwijk, The  Netherlands in 2006   
  • Toulouse, France in 2004
  • Toulouse, France in 2000
  • Toulouse, France in 1997
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in 1994
  • Toulouse, France in 1991


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