Jun 6 – 7, 2024
ESTEC Newton 1&2
Europe/Amsterdam timezone
Abstract submission is open!

The workshop is organized by the Working Group “ATD3” managed by ESA and CNES through the ESA Technology Directorate and the CNES Research and Technology Directorate. 

As in all the previous editions, the upcoming Workshop has been designed with and for researchers, technicians, industry representatives, end-users and those with a general interest in the field, with the goal to exchange ideas, advance knowledge and discuss on the following topics: 

  • Destructive re-entry analysis tools
  • Modelling improvements: refinement, verification, validation and comparison of numerical methods for space vehicles destructive re-entry 
  • Ablation phenomena simulation 
  • Fragmentation modelling
  • Experimental capabilities/measurement techniques 
  • Material and flow characterization 
  • Continuum and high altitude regime aerothermodynamics 


The format of the event will be a sequential list of presentations of about 20 minutes each, with 5 minutes brief Q&A session per presentation.



Participation is free of charge, but the online registration is required.



Please note the following deadlines:

20 May 2024: Registration deadline

15 April 2024: Abstract submission deadline

29 April 2024: Abstract selection announcement

24 May 2024: Complete program online

6-7 June 2024: Workshop



The ATD3 Working Group aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Setting of a framework for verification, validation and comparison of numerical methods for space object reentry simulation tools. It is widely acknowledge that current state of the art tools feature strong modelling assumptions that introduce largely unquantified errors in the simulation deteriorate our capability to perform design for demise. For this reason the WG organizes yearly a test cases collaboration campaign.
  • Disseminating recent results within the ATD3 community. Members include academics (in particular PhD students) and experts from industry that can share recent results and on-going activities founded by ESA and CNES.
  • Coordinating and discussing future activities. The objective is to get expert opinion from the academic and industry sector regarding future activity in the domain of aerothermodynamics and  design for demise.


ESTEC Newton 1&2
Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk
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For further information, please contact:


Cristina de Persis

Flight Vehicles and Aerothermodynamics Engineering Section TEC-MPA, on behalf of ESA/ESTEC 

Keplerlaan 1, 2200AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 
E-mail :  Cristina.De.Persis@ext.esa.int



Julien Annaloro

CNES, Avenue Edouard Belin, 18, 31055 Toulouse Cedex, France
E-mail : Julien.Annaloro@cnes.fr




The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.
Registration for this event is currently open.