IAA Academy Days

IAA Academy Day - Overview

In conjunction with large conference or not, the International Academy of Astronautics  is organizing regularly a single day program named Academy Day. These events may be in cooperation with National Academies and may include lunch and dinner. When the program is established, registration is available on the IAA online shop.

IAA Academy Day - COSPAR

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

Academy Day draft program

Busan, South Korea
Saturday 13 July 2024

on the occasion of the 45th COSPAR Scientific Assembly,

IAA Academy Day, BEXCO COSPAR site, 09h30-17h00
IAA Gala Dinner, Westin Josun Busan Hotel, 19h00-21h30

Organizers: Ralph McNutt, Athena Coustenis, Rosaly Lopes

09:30-10:00 : Welcome addresses by IAA Vice President Ralph McNutt, COSPAR President Pascale Ehrenfreund and Executive Director Jean-Claude Worms
10:00-10:30 : The New Sun: Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter – Nour Raouafi
10:30-10:50 : Planetary Protection – Athena Coustenis


11:10-11:30 : Social Sciences and Humanities – Niklas Hedman
11:30-11:50 : Satellite Constellations and Space Debris – Luciano Anselmo
11:50-12:20: Indian Planetary Exploration Program – Anil Bhardwaj

LUNCH (on your own)

• 14:00-14:20 : ENVISION, mission to Venus – Thomas Wideman
• 14:20-14:40 : VERITAS, mission to Venus – Luciano Iess
• 14:40-15:00 : China Mars recent space activities I: Tianwen-1 – Kanyan Xu
• 15:00-15:20 : Japan Mars recent space activities III: Megane and MMX – Masaki Fujimoto
• 15:20-15:50 : Mars recent space activities III: Mars Sample Return NASA Plans – Meenakshi Wadhwa & Gerhard Kminek


• 16:10-16:30 : Mapping the 3rd Zone: Looking for KBOs with the Subaru Telescope – Fumi Yoshida
• 16:30-16:50 : Korea Initiatives in Space Science – Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) – Young-Jun Choi
• 16:50-17:10 : Satellite Constellations and Space Debris – Luciano Anselmo

• 19:00-21:30 : DINNER and Ceremony of Newly elected members
(In advance registration requested https://iaaspace.org/)

Westin Josun Busan Hotel, 67 Dongbaek-ro, Haeundae, Busan. Phone: +82 51-749-7000


IAA Academy Day - IAC

Academy Day
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

Baku, Azerbaijan

Sunday October 1st, 2023



09h30  Opening of the Academy Day, John Schumacher, IAA President,

09h45 Laurels for Team Achievement to the International Artemis 1 Mission Team, NASA.

10h05 Laurels for Team Achievement to the Emirates Mars Mission Team, Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre/UAE Space Agency/Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, USA (Mohsen Al Awadhi)

11h00 Laurels for Team Achievement to the Chang’e-5 Team, CNSA (Wang Qiong, Ren Junjie)

11h45 Lunch (upon registration) Room B1-B2

13h00  32nd IAA Regular Meeting (restricted access) and Induction of the 2023-2025 Board of Trustees

14h30 Space Traffic Management Projects (STM)

14h45 SG 5.20 Establishing “Rules of the Road” for Satellite Collision Avoidance Maneuver Planning (David Spencer)

15h00 SG 3.30 Space & its Utility in Forecasting & Mitigating Climate Change (Roger Lenard)

15h15 SG 3.31 Solar Energy from Space: A Decadal Revisit to the first International Assessment of  Opportunities, Issues and Potential Pathways Forward (John Mankins)

15h30 SG 2.14 Medical Support for an International Human Expedition to Mars (Elena Fomina)

15h45 SG 3.35 Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Space (Pan Binfeng)

16h00 SG 1.16 Nowcasting Extreme Cosmic Ray Events (Xue Yong)

16h15 SG 4.27 Low cost highly autonomous small satellite constellation for deep space exploration (Yuichiro Nogawa)

16h30 Discussion

17h00 End of Session

18h30 Cocktails (in advance registration) Mugam Club Restaurant, 9 H. Rzayeva Street part of Icheri Sheher, right by the Maiden Tower, Baku 1004 Azerbaijan

19h00 Induction Ceremonies for Newly Elected IAA Academicians (in advance registration)

19h45 Awards Gala Dinner (in advance registration)

21h15 Awards

22h30 End

IAA Academy Day - USA

An Academy Day in USA is planned in 2023. Detailed information will be announced later.

IAA Academy Day - China

Academy Day Beijing

Friday, November 17th 2023  

No.88 Nan Cai Yuan Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China

13h30-13h40 Opening Address
13h40-14h30 The IAA: The past two years activity and brief presentation of the future programs by Jean-Michel CONTANT, Secretary General of IAA
14h30-14h45 Videos of IAA Laurels Team Award 2023
14h45-15h15 Inductions of Newly Elected IAA Members and Group Photo
15h15-15h30 Coffee Break
15h30-15h50 Demand and Key Technologies for Asteroid Mining by ZHANG Xuhui, IAA Cooresponding Member, Executive Vice-President of China Academy of Aerospace Science and Innovation
15h50-16h10 Development Statusand Trend of Solidlaunch Vehicle Engine Technology by GAO Bo, IAA Corresponding Member, Vice President of Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technolgy
16h10-16h25 Study on Space-Ground Integrated Rendezvous and Docking Scheme in Lunar Orbit by ZHANG Duzhou, IAA Corresponding Member, Researcher of China Academy of Space Technology
16h25-16h45 Remote Sensing and Monitoring of Land and Resources in Regional Areas by LI Zhizhong, IAA Corresponding Member, Researcher of China SCO Geoscience Satellite Remote Sensing Center
16h45-17h00 Space4All: Moon Science, Exploration, Utilization and Protection by Bernard FOING, IAA Member, Executive Director of  Executive Director of ILEWG
17h00 Adjournment


IAA Academy Day - Europe

An Academy Day in Europe is planned in 2023.

Detailed information will be announced later.