NGC Hosted ACA 2016 Symposium

Rosetta Mission ESA

Sherbrooke, Canada – August 10, 2016 – After St-Petersburg (Russia, 2004), Toulouse (France, 2007), Nara (Japan, 2010) and Wurzburg (Germany, 2013), Sherbrooke was the host of the 20th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace (ACA 2016) thanks to the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and the Canadian company NGC Aerospace Ltd. It was held from August 21 to 25 2016 at the Sherbrooke Conference Center. Spanning from the theory to the applications of automatic control for autonomous aerospace vehicles, this symposium welcomed more than 100 participants from 19 different countries to Sherbrooke. During this event, two major speakers of planet exploration each presented a conference, the first one being about the Rosetta Mission that landed on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and the second one discussing the rovers from Sojourner to Curiosity that landed on Mars. Jean de Lafontaine, president of NGC Aerospace Ltd, declared: « We are very happy to welcome this 20th international symposium in the Eastern Townships. This way we will continue to contribute to the advancement of sciences and technologies in the aerospace industry by sharing knowledge with our partners around the world».

About the “Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace’’- ACA 2016

Focusing on aerospace applications, the symposium covered all aspects of dynamics, navigation, guidance and control in astronautics and aeronautics, spanning from theoretical studies to industrial applications. See