The IAA Board of Trustees held its 125th meeting in Paris, France on March 28, 2023 at the IAA Headquarters. Photo: Athena Coustenis (France), Elena Fomina (Russia), John Schumacher (USA), Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli (Greece), Ralph McNutt (USA), Jean-Michel Contant (France), Marius-Ioan Piso (Romania), Shigeki Kinai (Japan), Olivier Contant (France), Miguel Bello-Mora (Spain), Lev Zelenyi (Russia) and Junichiro Kawaguchi (Japan).
IAA Newly Elected Corresponding Members and Full Members together with IAA Section 1 Book Award recipient received their certificates on Monday 27 March 2023 in Paris, France during the IAA Award Dinner ceremony. Photo: IAA Vice-President Finance Shigeki Kinai (Japan), IAA President John Schumacher (USA), IAA Member Section 2 Paolo Gaudenzi (italy), IAA Vice-President Awards & Membership Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli (Greece), IAA Vice-President Scientific Activities Marius-Ioan Piso (Romania), IAA Member Section 4 Takashi Maemura (Japan), IAA Section 1 Chair Ralph McNutt (USA), IAA Book Award Section 1 Claudio Maccone (Italy), IAA Corresponding Member Section 2 Tiago Rebelo (Portugal), IAA Member Section 2 Vesselin Vassilev (Bulgaria), IAA Corresponding Member Section 2 Elcio Jeronimo de Oliveira (Brazil), IAA Corresponding Member Section 2 Valery Aksamentov (USA), IAA Corresponding Member Section 2 Jean-Marie Betermier (France) and IAA Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant (France).
Upon invitation of the European Space Agency, the International Academy of Astronautics celebrated the 2022 Laurels for Team Achievement to the Ariane 5 Team Europe for James Webb Space Telescope Launch on 27 January 2023. The IAA Vice-President Scientific Activities Marius-Ioan Piso was present with the Trustee Engineering Sciences Daniel Neuenschwander, Director of Space Transportation at ESA. Photo: Ariane 5 Team Europe team members, group picture.
Upon invitation of the Johns Hopkins University, APL, the International Academy of Astronautics celebrated the 2021 Laurels for Team Achievement to the Parker Solar Probe Team on Wednesday 25 January 2023. The IAA President John Schumacher and the Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant were present with the Trustee Chairman of the Basic Sciences Section, Ralph L. McNutt, Jr, to recognize and congratulate the Principal Science Team members, the Core Spacecraft Team and the NASA Team. Photo: Parker Solar Probe science team members, group picture.
6 rue Galilee, IAA Office, Aeroclub de France building, Paris, France 09h30 Opening of the Academy Day, John Schumacher, IAA President, M2 09h40 Space Policy between Science and International Affairs, Flaminio Cianci, CM4 10h05 IAA Study 6.17 Multicultural foundations and influences of human space exploration, Jacques Arnould, M4, Louis Laidet, M2, Scott Madry, CM4 10h30 Moon Farside Protection, Claudio Maccone, M1, Nicolo Antonietti, CM1 11h00 Presentation of the speaker, Serge Flamenbaum, M2 11h05 The European Science Foundation (ESSC) organisation and mission, Emmanouil Detsis, Executive Scientific Secretary 11h15 Questions and discussions 11h35 UNISEC presentation, Rei Kawashima, M4 11h45 MOU signature IAA-UNISEC 12h00 Lunch (upon registration) 13H30 "60 Years of France in Space: Impact of French Space Policy" Presentation of the speakers, Oti Liepack, M4, and Louis Laidet, M2 13h35 Introduction, Lionel Suchet, M3 13h40 Access to space, Jean-Marc Astorg, M2 14h05 Space applications and Sciences, Gérard Brachet, M4 14h35 France in the European space program, Jean-Jacques Dordain, M2 15h05 Summary and short outlook, Philippe Baptiste, President of CNES 15h15 "Should humans go to Mars?”, Bo Andersen, M1, Researcher at Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, former Director General Norwegian Space Agency 15h45 Presentation of the Team, Daniel Neuenschwander, M2, Director of Space Transportation, ESA Laurels for Team Achievements 2022: Ariane 5 Team Europe for JWST Launch (Telescope to the Lagrange Point), ESA: Daniel deChambure; CNES: Marie-Anne Clair, M4; Arianespace: Beatriz Romero; ArianeGroup: Olivier Ricouart 16h15 Questions and discussion 16h30 End of Session 18h30 Cocktails (in advance registration) 19h00 Induction Ceremonies for Newly Elected IAA Academicians (in advance registration) 20h00 Awards Gala Dinner (in advance registration) 22h30 End
On the occasion of the Academy Day Athens held on July 16, 2022, the IAA 2021 Laurels for Team Achievement was presented to the team of scientists from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, first mission into the solar corona “to touch the Sun.” Photo: (From left) Marius-Ioan Piso, IAA vice president for scientific activities; Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli, IAA vice president for awards and membership; Nour Raouafi, Parker Solar Probe project scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL); Ralph McNutt, Parker Solar Probe science team member, APL; Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate; Adam Szabo, Parker Solar Probe mission scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; and John Schumacher, IAA president.
The Academy Day Athens took place on July 16, 2022 on the occasion of the COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Many participants from all over the world gathered during this event with scientific lectures, lunch and gala dinner. Scientific program was organized by Ralph L. McNutt, Jr., Chair, Trustee Section 1, Basic Sciences, Athena Coustenis, Trustee Section 1, Basic Sciences and Rosaly M. C. Lopes, Chair Commission 1, Space Physical Science. IAA President John Schumacher, Vice-President Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli and Vice-President Marius-Ioan Piso attended the event and gave IAA certificates to newly elected members during the award honor gala dinner. IAA Laurels for team achievement award were also given on this occasion. Photo: Group picture of the participants in front of the Athens Academy of Sciences.
The International Academy of Astronautics is an independent, nongovernmental organization that brings together the world’s foremost, eminent experts in space-related disciplines for the good of humanity. It is an organization that fosters international cooperation and understanding. The Academy is deeply concerned on the evolution of the conflict involving Russia against Ukraine. Both nations have strong presence in the Academy by their distinguished scientists, engineers and space leaders. IAA is an organization that deeply respects and values each of our Members. As always we stand in support of any of our colleagues in difficulty and we have a special thought for our Ukrainian colleagues, their families and their communities. Given the continuation of the conflict we have suspended IAA meetings, symposia and conferences in Russia and, due to obvious security reasons, in Ukraine. Our Academy will continue to work collaboratively on its important activities with participation and collaboration among Academicians from across the globe, and as always, we will ensure all of our activities are conducted with the highest ethical standards. The work of our Academy is more important today than ever. We continue our work for the betterment of humanity as we look forward to the immediate restoration of peace. John Schumacher President, International Academy of Astronautics
Online Monday 21 March 2022 Registration Deadline 17 March 14h00-16h00 Commission 5 Chair Gabriella Arrigo (Italy) 17h00-19h00 Commission 1 Chair Rosaly Lopes (USA) Tuesday 22 March 2022 Registration Deadline 17 March 14h00-16h00 Commission 4 Chair Rene Laufer (Germany) 17h00-19h00 Commission 3 Chair Giancarlo Genta (Italy) Wednesday 23 March 2022 Registration Deadline 17 March 14h00-16h00 Commission 2 Chair Deng Yulin (China) 17h00-19h00 Commission 6 Chair Otfrid Liepack (USA) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hybrid (Online & Face-to-Face) Monday 28 March 2022 Registration Deadline 21 March 09h30-11h00 IAA Space Debris Committee Chair Christophe Bonnal (by invitation only) New CAP Conference center IAA Office, 6 rue Galilee, 75116 Paris, France Monday 28 March 2022 Registration Deadline 17 March 14h00-16h00 IAA Scientific Activities Committee (SAC) meeting Chair Marius-Ioan Piso (by invitation only) 16h00-17h00 IAA Publication & Communication Committee Chair K. Sivan (by invitation only) 19h00-23h00 IAA Gala Dinner (in advance registration required) Tuesday 29 March 2022 Registration Deadline 17 March 9h00-12h00 Awards & Membership Committee meeting Chair Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli (by invitation only) 14h00-17h00 Board of Trustees meeting Chair John Schumacher (by invitation only) 17h30-18h30 IAA Study Group 6.17 Multicultural foundations & influences of human space exploration Chair Jacques Arnould Wednesday 30 March 2022 14h00-16h00 IAA Moon Farside meeting Chair Claudio Maccone Thursday 31 March 2022 11h00-12h00 IAA Space Solar Power Committee meeting Chair John Mankins 13h00-15h00 IAA History Committee Chair Otfried Liepack
We have learned of some very troubling news that we thought important to share with you. Two of our distinguished Trustees, Dr. Wang Jinnian and Dr. Wu Meirong, were assaulted, sustained injuries, and are currently in the hospital recovering from their injuries. Several media reports indicate that our colleagues were assaulted because they told their assailant that they would not support his becoming a member of our Academy. We have conveyed to Dr. Wang and Dr. Wu the Academy’s great sadness regarding their injuries, our best wishes for their speedy and full recovery, and our profound respect for their personal efforts to safeguard the integrity and stature of the International Academy of Astronautics. We are reminded that the International Academy of Astronautics is an independent, nongovernmental organization that is based in Paris, France and brings together the world’s foremost, eminent experts in Astronautics for the good of humanity. The Academy has members from 90 nations. It is an organization that fosters international cooperation and understanding. We deeply respect and value each of our Members. We find appalling and totally contradictory to the fundamental principles of the Academy any act of violence or intimidation directed toward any member of the Academy, in particular when it is related to their service as a Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. IAA membership consists of individuals who have distinguished themselves in one of the fields of astronautics or one of the branches of science of fundamental importance for the exploration of space. Election to the Academy is a recognition of an individual’s record of service and achievement, and members are leaders in space and aeronautical activities in their own countries. New members are elected by all full members of the Academy using a confidential peer review and voting process. Membership brings with it the commitment to work with fellow members for the betterment of humankind through the application of the art and science of astronautics.