Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program

Attend the December 2017 meeting to

  • Choose from 41 technical sessions, 11 specialist sessions, 3 workshops, and 8 tutorials encompassing nearly 300 presentations, plus 10 panel meetings, 4 town hall meetings, and 2 working group meetings, and more
  • Network with fellow professionals, including DoD/NASA program managers and decision-makers in the propulsion industry
  • Learn more about current research and development activities in your area of expertise
  • Develop new business opportunities
  • Future employment networking opportunities for student attendees at a discounted registration fee

The Meeting Invitation provides general information about the meeting, meeting location, and a detailed daily schedule of sessions, meetings, events and activities being held during the four days of the meeting. To view this public document, click on "Meeting Invitation" on the left side of this page. This document is marked unclassified-unlimited, “Approved for Public Release” (U-A).

The Final Program (pdf) is now available and includes program highlights, detailed session agendas, as well as the daily schedule-at-a-glance. You must have a JANNAF Secure Portal account to view this secure document. Click on "Final Program" on the left side of this page or above to log in or to create an account. If you do not currently have a portal account, please allow sufficient time for this process as it may take several days to complete. Note that the Final Program is marked with limited-distribution notations and must be treated as such upon download or printing.


The overall security level of the meeting is Secret. All unclassified sessions will be held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center in Newport News, Virginia. All classified sessions will be held at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Attendance is restricted to invited U.S. citizens qualified to receive unclassified, limited-distribution information.

Please go to the Registration Page for important information regarding security, attendance requirements, and registration guidelines.


The JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee focuses on the technology, development, and production capabilities for all types of propulsion systems and energetics for tactical, strategic and missile defense rockets and missiles, for space boost and orbit transfer, for in-space propulsion, and for gun systems. JANNAF provides a forum for discussion of propulsion issues, challenges, and opportunities across the Military Departments, Defense Agencies and NASA. JANNAF subcommittees focus their resources on technical issues of interest to the JANNAF agencies.

Work in all areas of DoD and NASA are solicited as defined below:

6.1 Basic Research:
Systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications toward processes or products.

6.2 Applied Research:

Systematic study to gain knowledge or understanding necessary to determine the means by which a recognized and specific need may be met.

6.3 Development:

Systematic application of knowledge toward the production of useful materials, devices, and systems or methods, including design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet specific requirements.

JANNAF accepts papers that are unclassified/unlimited and unclassified/limited for all meetings; and up to Secret as announced in the specific meeting’s announcement and call for papers.

Attendee Timeline

Week of

Weeks before Meeting


25 Sept 2017


Invitation, Preliminary Program, and registration instructions posted online.

2 Oct 2017


Deadline for award nominations.

23 Oct 2017


Deadline for submission of changes to the Final Program.

6 Nov 2017


Deadline for receipt of Papers and paper/presentation clearance forms.

13 Nov 2017


Deadline for reservations at Newport News Marriott at City Center

20 Nov 2017


Deadline for discounted meeting registration fee. Deadline for completion of online Registration Questionnaire.

20 Nov 2017


Deadline for receipt of presentations.

4 Dec 2017


CS / APS / EPSS / PSHS / PIB Joint Subcommittee Meeting begins.