"Thermophysics in Microgravity" Session: Monday, March 27
General Workshop Sessions:
Tuesday, March 28, through Thursday, March 30
The Aerospace Corporation

2310 E. El Segundo Boulevard, El Segundo, CA  90245
Building A1 Meeting Center, Titan IV B Room

The objective of this annual workshop, now in its 28th year, is to provide the aerospace community a forum to share new technology developments, analytical techniques, and lessons learned in spacecraft thermal control.  Sessions at this year's workshop will address aspects of spacecraft thermal control including: 

• Advanced Thermal Control Hardware
• Spacecraft Thermal Control Design
• Advanced Analysis Methods and Techniques
• Thermal Test Methods and Applications
• Lessons Learned in Spacecraft Thermal Control
• Heat Pipe Technology
• Thermal Control and Test in Emerging Space Technology

The Spacecraft Thermal Control Workshop plays a critical role in today’s space industry, fostering communication among representatives from industry, government, and academia. The workshop highlights the latest trends in spacecraft thermal management, technology needs and drivers, and encourages an understanding of how thermal science and engineering are being applied toward mission success today and into the future.

The companion "21st Workshop on Thermophysics in Microgravity" will precede the 2017 STC Workshop on Monday, March 27. Main topics include progress in fundamental research in thermal control technologies and flight applications for recent or upcoming missions. These technology discussions focus on single and two-phase flow technologies, convective and conductive heat transfer applications in microgravity, innovative thermal control devices, advanced thermal control concepts for future missions, spray cooling, and the latest developments in thermal control coatings. A separate registration fee is required for this workshop.

This year a panel discussion is planned and the topic is currently “TBD”. Email Ryan Butt or Scott Flueckiger if you’d like to request a topic for this year’s or future year’s discussion. Volunteers for this panel discussion email

Who should attend the 2017 Spacecraft Thermal Control Workshop? Thermal engineers, systems engineers, program office managers, and professors or students involved in thermal sciences research. Representatives from industry, academia, government, and the military are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Committee:

General Chair: Tung Lam
Administrative Chairs: Ryan Butt and Scott Flueckiger
Technical Chairs: Andrei Dubitsky, Ed Fong, Leslie Peterson, Sonny Yi, and Richard Zhang
Organizational Chairs: Chris Baker and Jacob Supowit

CDs of previous workshop proceedings (2002 - 2016) are available from The Aerospace Corporation by contacting Rhonda Beech at or by phone at 310-336-0032. The cost of the STC Proceedings CDs is $49 for each copy, including shipping and handling. Make checks payable to The Aerospace Corporation/STC Proceedings.

Identification: All visitors must have current government issued photo identification for admission into The Aerospace Corporation facilities. Permanent resident aliens must provide a U.S. Permanent Resident Card or "green card." Foreign nationals must bring a valid passport or visa. (Foreign nationals must also be accompanied by an Aerospace escort at all times while on the premises.)

Please be advised that by attending this workshop you grant The Aerospace Corporation the right to capture your likeness via photograph or video recording, and to use the likeness in any media, including television, film, Internet, public display, marketing, social media, or general-interest multimedia. For additional registration details, please contact the workshop registrar at 310-336-5460. 


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  • When

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Thursday, March 30, 2017
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • The Aerospace Corporation
    2310 E. El Segundo Blvd.
    El Segundo, California 90245

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