“Sinister! Dexter! Sinister! Dexter!”  (Left, Right, Left, Right)…Flightglobal will be marching its Hyperbola legion to Rome next week for the 17th International Space Conference being held at the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome on 8, 9 and 10 May 2013. 

Organised by Pagnanelli Risk Solutions, this year’s conference’s expert presenters and panelists will be covering solar storms and other natural and man made space hazards to spacecraft and the Earth. 

Flightglobal is a media partner and, along with details about our excellent Flightglobal/Ascend SpaceTrak launch and satellite database along with its Space Review online analysis partner, we will be handing out a folded cutaway print of the International Space Station.  Full details of the conference programme and registration can be found here:  http://www.prsforspace.com/

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Modern telecommunications has reached the “Eternal city” – a Roman Centurion checks his mobile phone outside the Colosseum. Courtesy: Flightglobal/David Todd

Rome by the way is a lovely city and an eternal one, and is well worth a visit if you have never been before.  Hyperbola sic transit gloria ad Roma. (Hyperbola thus passes the glory to Rome). 

Of course, when it comes to Latin phrases and mottos, perhaps the Royal Air Force’s “Per Ardua ad Astra” (“Through adversity to the stars”) would be most apt for a space conference.  That said, perhaps the key phrase to learn for this town is: “Infamia! Infamia! Omnes me oderunt!”  (“Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me!”)…Apologies to Carry on Cleo.