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Last Update: November 2019
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Max Calabro, France, member of Engineering Sciences section died on November 02, 2019. He was Head of the Propulsion Department at EADS Space, Les Mureaux, France. He was a specialist of propulsion very active in the Academy. He was internationally known as a space expert, and he holds patents in propulsion and contributed to scientific development in this field. He worked on all type of launchers and missiles, architecture and design, both solid, liquid or airbreathing. He participated to all major French and European programs, in the field of propulsion and energy. He was elected corresponding member in 2000 and a full member in 2005 of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Newly Elected members 2019 in Washington DC, USA
Newly elected members received their certificate during the IAA Academy Day on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.
Honorary Member Alexei Leonov
Alexei Leonov died on October 11, 2019. Legendary cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first human to walk in space and later the commander of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that docked with a NASA Apollo capsule, symbolizing a historic thaw in the Cold War, has died after a long illness. An accomplished amateur artist and a widely respected statesman in the international space community, Leonov remained a lifelong friend of his Apollo-Soyuz Test Project crewmates and a source of inspiration to a younger generation of cosmonauts who carried his photo to the International Space Station and marked his 85th birthday during a spacewalk in May. He was elected a Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics in 2018 and an Honorary Member in 2019.
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Bouraoui Ben Ali died on October 10, 2019. He was President, Tunisian Organization for space education, Saint Exupery city, Le Belvedere, Tunisia. He was the First Tunisian Pilot and the First Tunisian pilot trainer. He was President and Technical Director at the Tunisian Aviation Federation. He was Center Manager for flew sail Ressas and Center Manager for Motor Flight. He was awarded “Vermeil Medal” (France) and the Youth Order of Merit. He was Center Manager for Motor Flight and Chief Pilot, Tunis Aeroclub. He was project manager at the Aeroclub de France. He was President of the Tunisian aviation federation from 1989 to 1990. He was elected corresponding member in 2010 and a full member in 2014 of the International Academy of Astronautics.
6th IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium (SFS)
The 6th IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium (SFS) took place on 23-26 September 2019 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. During the Symposium 10 technical lectures were delivered. 24 oral presentations with questions and answers were delivered by young scientists. Topics discussed were Moon Station Safety, Protection of Space structures from space debris collisions and micrometeoroids, Fire safety of Space vehicles, Safety at launch and during splashdown, Propulsion systems, Radiation hazards and safety, and Supercomputer predictive modeling for ensuring Space program safety. The first day of the Symposium was a cultural event – a group visit to the Hermitage museum. On the second day of Symposium all participants watched the midday volley of two guns at Peter and Paul Fortress. The Plenary speakers Mikhail Marov and Nickolay Smirnov were given the honor by the city authorities to fire from the cannon thus announcing midday.
IAA Academician Andre Remondiere
Andre Remondiere, France, member of Engineering Sciences section died on September 14, 2019. He was Chairman of the Institute for Space Sciences and their applications in Toulouse (ISSAT). The institute deals with education and training for space-related activities. He was Chair of the Section 2 on Engineering Sciences of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). He was Central Director of Quality and Director of the Guiana Space Center at CNES. He was General Manager of INTESPACE (susidiary of CNES for environmental tests). He was also Head of research group on guidance and control at ONERA. He was an expert in the field of piloting and stabilization of the sounding rockets and planes and in the field of recovery system for sounding rockets. He was elected corresponding member in 1981 and a full member in 1985 of the International Academy of Astronautics.
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Scott A. Manatt, USA, member of Life Sciences section died on September 11, 2019. He was the New Development Manager of the Space ECS at Allied Signal Aerospace Equipment Systems, Torrance, CA. He worked in the development of new technology and subsystems for spacecraft systems and equipment. Some examples are the Apollo Lunar Excursion Model (LEM) Supercritical Helium Tank, and Development of Inert Gas Generation for Fire Suppression. His contributions have been successfully applied to numerous aerospace and aircraft systems for the US Air Force, Navy, Army, and NASA. These contributions were made while he worked for the Air Research Mfg Co., Garett Corporation and Allied Signal in various technical and management positions. These included Engineering Group Leader, Customer Field Representative, Business Development Manager, and Life Support Marketing Manager. He was elected corresponding member in 1999 and a full member in 2004 of the International Academy of Astronautics.
8th CSA-IAA Conference on Space Technology Innovation 2019
The 8th CSA-IAA Conference on Space Technology Innovation, took place on 03-06 September 2019 in Shanghai, China.The International Academy of Aeronautics (IAA) , the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) hold jointly the 8th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Technology. The conference provided a platform to exchange ideas on how advanced Astronautic Technology brings benefits for humanity and explore the possibility for developing cooperative projects.
IAA Academician Chris Kraft
Christopher Kraft, von Karman Award 1994 of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), died on July 22, 2019, two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11th moon landing. Chris Kraft invented the mission planning and control processes required for crewed space missions, in areas as diverse as go/no-go decisions, space-to-ground communications, space tracking, real-time problem solving and crew recovery, according to NASA. This made him the godfather of NASA’s Mission Control and the Academy recognized him for this achievements. Chris Kraft born in 1924 was elected corresponding member in the Engineering Science section in 1973 and a full member in 1985.
IAA International Academy of Astronautics
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected in July 2019 new members, many of whom will be inducted on 20 October 2019 in Washington DC., USA during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.
IAA Italian Regional Symposium of Space Debris
The IAA Italian Regional Symposium of Space Debris Observations from Basilicata, took place in Castelgrande, Italy on 09-11 July 2019. Conference Program is available.
The 8th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, took place on 27-28 June 2019 in Mamaia, Black Sea, Romania.
The 11th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration – Moon, Mars and Beyond: Becoming an Interplanetary Civilization, took place in Torino, Italy on 17-19 June, 2019. Detailed program is available.
2019 IAA LCPM conference in Toulouse, France The 13th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference took place in Toulouse, France from June 03 to June 05, 2019. Many participants gathered in University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse to discuss several topics related to low-cost planetary missions in 6 technical sessions. The conference is a forum for planetary scientists, technologists, engineers, project managers and agency officials to gather for the exchange of information and ideas for making this class of robotic mission richer scientifically while remaining affordably low-cost.
2019 IAA SSEO conference in Berlin The 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation took place on 06-10 May, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. 270 representatives from across the industry, government, and academic institutions of 37 countries gathered at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. The SSEO symposium proposed a rich technical program with more than 60 paper presentations across 15 sessions, a special panel discussion, two poster sessions comprised of more than 40 summaries, but also an exhibition with a wide array of system and subsystem offerings needed for developing small satellite missions, launch accommodation, ground services, and information processing. The conference report is available.
IAA PDC 2019 in Washington DC, USA The 6th IAA Planetary Defense Conference (PDC) took place on 29 April-03 May, 2019, in Washington DC area, USA. Many experts gathered on this occasion and videos of the conference are now available. The conference included a hypothetical NEO/Earth impact event scenario. Press release and statements are also available on the conference website.
Prof. BAO Weimin in Changsha on April 23, 2019
As the most authoritative and high-profile event in China’s aerospace field, the 2019 China Space Conference was successfully held on April 23-25, 2019 in Changsha, China. The main theme was “Pursue Space Dream for Win-win Cooperation”. Presentations focussed on the integration of domestic and international commercial space advanced technology, explore and develop future space technology, and promote the commercial space industry to better serve economic construction and people’s lives. On this occasion, IAA trustee member gave a talk on how to foster the participation of Chinese IAA Members to IAA conferences and study groups. Many Academicians attended this event, including HU Shixiang, Li Yue, WU Weiren, ZHUANG Fengyuan, CHEN Xiaoqian, LI Shouping, DENG Yulin, LI Yingxian and LI Yinghui.
IAA Spring meetings 2019 IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France. IAA spring meetings were held on March 25-28, 2019 in Paris, France. For more detailed information on IAA spring meetings, please see the IAA past list of events. New members were inducted on Tuesday 26 March 2019 during the IAA Award Dinner.

Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso, IAA Trustee Section 4 Chair, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary-General, Mr. Federico Casal, new IAA Honorary Member, Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, IAA President, Prof. Anatoly Perminov, IAA Vice-President Scientific Activities, and Dr. Hiroki Matsuo, IAA Vice-President Finance, during the IAA Award Ceremony Dinner, March 26, 2019, Paris, France.

CubeSat Ubatuba 2018 Following up its successful 2014 and 2016 editions held in Brasilia and Florianopolis, the 3rd IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop took place on 03-07 December, 2018 in Ubatuba, Sao-Paulo, Brazil. Many participants gathered on this occasion and discussed on topics related to CubeSat technology with 40 oral presentations, 9 keynote talks, a round-table and a poster session. Best student papers were awarded during the conference. Some of the most outstanding professionals in CubeSat missions and applications attended this event. Final program is available.
IAA Academy Day Beijing 2018 On November 16th, 2018, the IAA Academy Day was successfully held in China Science and Technology Hall, Beijing. This event was organized by IAA Studies Center and co-organized by China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT). IAA Vice President LIU Jiyuan, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) Vice President ZHANG Zhongyang, Von-Karman Award winner and former ESA Administrator Jean-Jacques DORDAIN, CASC’s Science and Technology Committee Director BAO Weimin, Japan IHI Aerospace Corporation President Shigeki KINAI presented at the event. More than 80 IAA members and space experts from CASC, CASIC, Japan IHI Aerospace Corporation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Satellite Environment Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology and other related universities and aerospace enterprises attended. WANG Yiran, Director of IAA Studies Center and Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) chaired the event. The IAA Newly-Elected Induction Ceremony was chaired by XU Tong, Deputy Executive Director of IAA Studies Center. Mrs. XU introduced the 2018 election, the Von-Karman Award and Laurels for Team Achievements Award. Then, Vice President LIU Jiyuan and BOT member Shigeki KINAI jointly issued certificates for the present newly-elected academicians.
1st IAA SciTech Forum Moscow 2018 The 1st IAA SciTech Forum took place in Moscow, Russia on November 13-15, 2018. Many participants and Academicians gathered in Moscow to follow and contribute to the Highlight lectures, to the Technical sessions, and to the 2 round-tables on “Legal Aspects Ensuring Safety of International Space Activities” and on “Moon village Association – Facilitating Broad International Cooperation”. The Opening Ceremony began with talks presented by First Vice-Rector of RUDN University Dr. Nur Kirabaev and Secretary General of International Academy of Astronautics Dr. Jean-Michel Contant. The final program consisted of more than 85 of high-quality presentations and 13 highlight lectures, that were organized in two parallels conferences and five thematic sessions in each conference. Newly Elected Academicians were also inducted at this occasion. Conference report, General program and Technical program are available.
Acta Astronautica Journal
New articles are available for Acta Astronautica, Journal of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), volume 152, Pages 1-920, November 2018.

The journal Acta Astronautica covers developments in space science technology related to peaceful scientific exploration of space and its exploitation for human welfare and progress, the conception, design, development and operation of space-borne and Earth-based systems. In addition to the regular issues of contributed papers and transaction notes, the journal publishes selected proceedings from IAA conferences.

IAA Academician John Sommerer
Dr. John C. Sommerer, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Engineering Sciences section, passed away on October 1st, 2018.
At the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), he headed both its Research Center and its Space Department and he was APL Senior Fellow for National Space Policy. He was responsible for executing NASA’s MESSENGER mission to Mercury, New Horizons mission to Pluto, Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission to explore the Van Allen Belts, and Solar Probe mission to explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. He contributed to Key technological advances in missile defense, homeland security and information security that affect all Americans. He has made fundamental contributions to nonlinear physics as well as technologies used in spacecraft and engineering applications.
Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles & Small Satellites (SPEXP) The 4th International Conference on Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites (SPEXP) took place on 04-06 September 2018 in Samara, Russia. Many topics were discussed during the conference like the results of scientific and technological experiments conducted under microgravity conditions on spacecraft and small satellites. Scientific and technological experiments proposed to be conducted on spacecraft and small satellites. Study of space environment factors and their influence on scientific and technological experiments. Opportunities and experience of organizing and conducting piggyback launches and space experiments provided by Russian and foreign space agencies. Problems of organizing and conducting international scientific and educational space projects, including using the opportunities provided by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. Oportunities and examples of use of micro/nano-satellites to conduct scientific and technological experiments. Technologies for conducting experiments on automatic spacecraft and small satellites. Projects of nanosatellites (including standard CubeSat) and their groups orientated on the development of new technologies and experiments in space. Problem of space education and human capacity-building in space science and technology, including for developing countries.
IAA Academy Day Pasadena 2018 IAA Academy Day took place on July 14, 2018 in Pasadena, California, USA at the occasion of the COSPAR Congress. Scientific program of the Academy Day is available. Speakers were Ralph L. McNutt. Jr., Rainer Sandau, Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, Susan McKenna-Lawlor, Guenther Reitz, Robert T. Pappalardo, Claire Vallat, Claudio Maccone, Bernard Foing and Arthur M. Dula. The Pasadena Academy Day was followed by an IAA Awards Dinner & Induction Ceremony for newly elected members.
IAA Cosmic Study on Space Traffic Management
The IAA study group 5.15 has published its final report: Space Traffic Management – Towards a Roadmap for Implementation, Published in June 2018, 156 pages. This study revisits the topic of Space Traffic Management (STM) with the purpose of providing an updated inter-disciplinary context and of supporting decision-making in the global community. In 2006, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) took on the task of conducting a first study on STM (the “Cosmic Study”), then kick-starting a process of discussion of STM as a means to effectively deal with the increasing challenges space actors face. More than a decade later, this new study draws from the extensive academic work and policy-making activities carried out since the “Cosmic Study”. Its purpose is to revisit and adjust the concept of STM to current advancements in space activities as well as to geopolitical developments. In addition to presenting a more coherent and robust concept of STM, the study discusses the potential of STM to influence or shape the evolution of the legal and regulatory framework for space activities.
DYCOSS 2018 participants
The 4th IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DyCoSS 2018) was held on 21-23 May 2018 in Changsha, China. Topics discussed at the conference were Satellite constellations and formation flying, Spacecraft guidance, navigation and control, Attitude dynamics and control, Space mission design and optimization, Orbital dynamics and orbital determination, Space structures of tethers, Attitude sensors and actuators and Optimal control in space flight dynamics. Keynote speakers were Arun K. Misra, Bong Wie, Guang Meng, Filippo Graziani, Xiaoqian Chen, Eberhard Gill and Lin Liu.
IAA study group 3.15 final report
The IAA study group 3.15 has published its final report: Long-term Space Propellant Depot, Published in January 2018, 106 pages.
The adoption of propellant depots in space is being investigated since years as a key enabler of new space missions, promising to have an important impact on the design and operations of future space transportation systems, space exploration missions, and commercial space operations. The objective of this IAA Study is an in-depth assessment of all the aspects related to the design, development and operations of long-term space depots of storable and/or cryogenic propellants in support of the above applications. Due to the innovation of the involved technologies, the need of standardised interfaces, the complexity of the servicing and utilisation scenario and the landscape of target missions involving their utilisation, Space Propellant Depots are ideal candidates for international collaborations to be put in place for their procurement and use. In this respect, a major scope of the IAA study is also to look at the possibilities of international programmes, either institutional or commercial, in support of Long Term Space Propellant Depot concepts.
IAA study group 3.14
The IAA study group 3.14 has published its final report: Public/Private Human Access to Space – Vol. 2 – Earth Orbit and beyond , Published in January 2018, 88 pages.
The chartered theme of the cosmic study group is “Public/Private Human Access to Space,” informally referred to in this report as the “Human Orbital Market” or the “HOM” cosmic study group. The goal of the HOM cosmic study is to estimate the emergence of HOMs for different countries or regions around the world. This cosmic study employs a five-phase approach that incorporates multiple research methods. Due to the complexity of collecting meaningful data, and the inherent uncertainty of data in emerging markets, a primary focus is put on basic discovery activities (identifying relevant archival and statistical data) and qualitative assessments. The five analysis phases of the HOM cosmic study approach include: • Phase 1. Target Market Assessment: Identifying the specific human orbital space markets being targeted. • Phase 2. Literature Review: Conduct a search of the open, available literature (publicly available, for free or for a fee) of relevant reports and articles. • Phase 3. Entrepreneurial Environment Assessment: Identify relevant political, legal, capital, historical and cultural factors and structures. • Phase 4. National HOM Industry Competitiveness Assessment: Identify the set of industries that comprise, support, or are related to the identified human orbital space markets, using a standardized methodology. • Phase 5. HOM Industry Emergence Assessment: Qualitatively evaluate the likelihood that these industry clusters are sufficient for the eventual natural evolution of human orbital space markets.
IAA study group 4.18
The IAA study group 4.18 has published its final report: Definition and Requirements of Small Satellites Seeking Low-Cost and Fast-Delivery , Published in January 2018, 83 pages.
Objectives of this report are to examine the definitions of small satellites, identify the requirements every satellite should follow regardless of its size or development philosophy and then reflect some of the findings to the draft of ISO-20991, “Space Systems – Requirements for Small Spacecraft”. The standard aims at describing minimum requirements for small satellites to answer the concerns raised over due to the recent explosive growth of small satellite launches. Over the course of the study, intensive discussion was made about how to describe small satellites best. The majority of the opinions was that neither “mass” nor “size” is suitable for defining small satellites. Rather, philosophy of design, manufacturing, mission, program management, etc., should be used for the definition. The study group came to the conclusion that using the term “lean satellite” to reflect satellite development philosophy is more suitable than saying “small satellite”.
IAA Spring Meetings 2018

IAA spring meetings

IAA spring meetings were held on March 26-27, 2018 in Paris, France. For more detailed information on IAA spring meetings, please see the IAA past list of events.

Newly elected were inducted on Monday 26 March 2018 during the IAA Award Dinner.

Dr. John B. Charles
Dr. John B. Charles, IAA Full Member from Life Sciences Section, is retiring after a 35-year career at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). A graduate of Ohio State University, he earned his doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Kentucky. As a postdoctoral fellow, he began his NASA journey at JSC in 1983 in the medical research branch. He became a civil servant in the cardiovascular laboratory at JSC in 1985. He is retiring as Associate Director of Exploration Research Planning. Prior to that position, Dr. Charles was the Chief Scientist for NASA’s Human Research Program. More information is available on NASA website.
 IAA-Italy-Israel Workshop on Nanosatellite Technologies
The IAA-Italy-Israel Workshop on Nanosatellite Technologies took place on 09-10 April 2018 in Rome, Italy. Nanosatellites and related technologies have been gaining increasing interest in the space sector, due to the numerous possibilities they convey to space missions. Building on the active collaboration between Italy and Israel in the space field, a joint 2-day workshop was held in Rome, Italy. The workshop was sponsored by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), the Israeli Space Agency (ISA) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Space systems based on small and Nano platforms, especially if considered in the frame of constellations and formations, are considered very promising form the perspective of enhanced performance of space systems both for scientific missions and for applications.
IAA Call for hosting conferences
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On the Horizon IAA Calendar
Last Update: April 15, 2020

MAY 2020

Postponed to May 2021
11-14 May, 1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites, Stellenbosch, South Africa

JUNE 2020

02-04 June, 3rd IAA/AAS Scitech Forum, Moscow, Russia

AUGUST 2020

02-06 August, 4th IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil

Postponed to January 2021
15 August, IAA Academy Day Sydney, Australia
15-23 August, 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia

SEPTEMBER 2020

11 October, IAA Academy Day Dubai, EAU
12-16 October, International Astronautical Congress, Dubai, EAU

DECEMBER 2020

08-11 December, 3rd IAA/AAS Scitech Forum, Moscow, Russia

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JANUARY 2021

28 January, IAA Academy Day Sydney, Australia
28 January – 02 February, 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Sydney, Australia

FEBRUARY 2021

01-12 February, UN COPUOS 58th Scientific & Technical SubCttee, Vienna, Austria

MARCH 2021

22-26 March TBC, IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France

APRIL 2021

05-08 April, 23rd IAA Humans in Space Symposium, Moscow, Russia
12-23 April, UN COPUOS 60th Legal SubCttee, Vienna, Austria
20-23 April, 8th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany
26-30 April, 7th IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Austria, Vienna
26-30 April, 13th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, Germany


JUNE 2021

02-11 June, UN COPUOS 64th Session of the Cttee, Vienna, Austria
TBD June, 10th Nano-Satellite Symposium at 33rd ISTS, Japan

MAY 2021

10-13 May, 1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites, Stellenbosch, South Africa
25-28 May, 8th IAA Conference on Space Technologies: Present and Future, Dnepr, Ukraine


SEPTEMBER 2021

26 September, IAA Academy Day, Paris, France
27 September – 01st October, 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Paris, France

IAA Announcements
  • NASA Administrator James. F. Bridenstine, IAA Member Section 4, and LSA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Marc Serres, IAA Member Section 2, signed at the 70th International Aeronautical Congress in Washington DC a joint statement of intent to further deepen US-Luxembourg co-operation in space.

 

 

IAA Calendar - Past events

NOVEMBER 2019

04-08 November, 4th COSPAR Symposium on Small satellites for sustainable Science and Development, Herzliya, Israel
11-14 November, 22nd IAA Humans in Space Symposium, Dubai, UAE
11-15 November, 2nd IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites (IAA LASSS), Buenos Aires, Argentina
17-19 November, 2019 International Symposium on the Peaceful Use of Space Technology (HEALTH), Zhuhai, China
22 November, IAA Academy Day Beijing, China

OCTOBER 2019

Saturday 19 October, Washington DC, USA:
08h00-12h30 IAA Symposium on Moon Farside Negotiations, room 143C
10h00-13h00 IAA Space Debris Committee meeting, room 143B
12h30-13h00 IAA Commission Plenary meeting (by invitation only), room 143A
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 1 meeting, room 143A
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 2 meeting, room 143B
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 3 meeting, room 143C
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 4 meeting, room 144A
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 5 meeting, room 144B
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 6 meeting, room 144C
16h15-17h30 IAA Scientific Activities Committee meeting (SAC) (by invitation only)

Sunday 20 October, Washington DC, USA:
09h00-12h15 IAA Academy Day, room 146B
12h15-13h15 Lunch
13h30-14h30 IAA Regular meeting (Reserved to Academician M and CM only)
14h45-17h15 IAA Academy Day, room 146B
15h00-17h00 IAA Board of Trustees meeting (BOT) (by invitation only)
18h30-20h00 Reception and Induction Ceremonies for Newly Elected IAA Academicians (in advance Registration only)
20h00-22h00 IAA Awards Gala Dinner (in advance Registration only)

21-25 October, 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Washington DC, USA

Monday 21 October, Washington DC, USA:
13h00-13h30 IAA Study Group 2.18 Sleeping Brain in Space and Analog Environments, room 153
14h30-16h00 IAA Study Group 6.17 Multicultural Foundations and Influences of Human Space Exploration, room 153
16h00-17h30 IAA Study Group 3.27 Towards the utilization of the Moon, Preparing for Mars Exploration, room 153

Tuesday 22 October, Washington DC, USA:
11h30-13h30 IAA Study Group 3.26 Space Mineral Resources #2, room 149B
12h00-13h30 IAA Study Group 4.21 Distributed, Networked, Smart, Cooperating Small Satellite Formations, room 153
13h00-14h00 IAA Small Satellite Missions Program, room 156

Wednesday 23 October, Washington DC, USA:
09h30-12h30 IAA SETI Permanent Committee, room 156
13h30-15h30 IAA Study Group 3.28 Strategy of Low Cost and Large Scale Access to Space in Future, room 153

Thursday 24 October, Washington DC, USA:
12h30-14h30 IAA History Committee, room 149B
16h00-17h30 IAA Study Group 4.26 Cubesat Interface, room 153

SEPTEMBER 2019

03-06 September 2019, 8th CSA-IAA Conference on Space Technology Innovation, Shanghai, China.
23-26 September 2019, 6th IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium (SFS), Saint-Petersburg, Russia

JULY 2019

09-11 July, IAA Italian Regional Symposium of Space Debris Observations from Basilicata, Castelgrande, Italy

JUNE 2019

12-21 June, UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, 62nd session, Vienna, Austria
17-19 June, 11th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration – Moon, Mars and Beyond: Becoming an Interplanetary Civilization, Torino, Italy
25-27 June, 2nd IAA SciTech Forum, Moscow, Russia
27-28 June, 8th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Mamaia, Romania

MAY 2019

06-10 May, 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, Germany
21-24 May, 7th IAA Conference on Space Technologies: Present and Future, Dnepr, Ukraine

APRIL 2019

01-12 April, UN COPUOS Legal Subcommittee, 58th session, Vienna, Austria
29 April-03 May, 6th IAA Planetary Defense Conference (PDC), Washington DC area, USA

MARCH 2019

25-28 March, IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France
All meetings at IAA Headquarters, 6 rue Galilee, 75116, Paris.
Meetings with * at New Cap Conference Center, 1-13 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris.

Monday 25 March
09h00-09h30 Restricted plenary meeting Commissions (by invitat. only) Chair Anatoly Perminov
09h30-12h30 Commission 1 meeting, Chair Susan McKenna-Lawlor
09h30-12h30 Commission 2 meeting, Chair Elena Fomina
09h30-12h30 Commission 3 meeting, Chair Roger Lenard
09h30-12h30 Commission 4 meeting, Chair Akira Tsuchida
09h30-12h30 Commission 5 meeting, Chair Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd
09h30-12h30 Commission 6 meeting, Chair Rosa Maria Ramirez
13h00-15h00 Scientific Activities Committee (SAC) meeting, Chair Anatoly Perminov (by invitation only)
13h00-15h00 Human in Space HIS Dubai 2019 Program Committee meeting
13h00-15h00 History Committee, Chair Otfrid Liepack
13h00-15h00 IAA Study Group 4.19 Promoting Global Space Knowledge and Expertise in Developing Countries
15h00-17h00 Publications & Communication Committee Chair Liu Jiyuan (by invitation only)
17h00-19h00 Acta Editorial Board, Chair Jeng-Shing Chern

Note: The IAA dinner traditionally planned on Monday evening is being held on Tuesday

Tuesday 26 March
09h00-11h30 Awards & Membership Committee meeting Chair Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez (by invitation only)
12h30-13h30 Finance Committee meeting Chair Hiroki Matsuo (by invitation only)
14h00-17h00 IAA Board of Trustees meeting (by invitation only)

19h00-22h00 IAA Award Dinner (in advance registration requested)

Wednesday 27 March
09h00-13h00 IAA Symposium on Moon Farside 2019
15h00-17h00 IAA Study Group 3.30 Space and its Utility in Forecasting Climate change

Thursday 28 March
08h00-13h00 IAC 2019 Washington IPC meeting and abstract selection *
14h00-16h00 IAA Study Group 6.16 STEM / STEAM for Space – Grand Challenges

FEBRUARY 2019

11-22 February, UN COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, 56th session, Vienna, Austria

NOVEMBER 2018

13-15 November, IAA SciTech Forum 2018, Moscow, Russia
16 November, IAA Academy Day Beijing, China

OCTOBER 2018

01-05 October, 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Bremen, Germany

SEPTEMBER 2018

04-06 September, Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites (SPEXP), Samara, Russia
24-27 September, 5th IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium (SFS), Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Saturday 29 September, Bremen, Germany:
10h00-13h00 IAA Space Debris Committee meeting, room CCB Lilienthal
12h30-13h00 IAA Commission Plenary meeting (by invitation only), room CCB Oslo
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 1 meeting, room CCB Lloydsaal
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 2 meeting, room CCB Roselius
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 3 meeting, room CCB Bergen
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 4 meeting, room CCB Scharoun
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 6 meeting, room CCB Oslo
16h00-17h30 IAA Scientific Activities Committee meeting (SAC) (by invitation only), room CCB Oslo

Sunday 30 September, Bremen, Germany:
09h30-17h15 IAA Academy Day, room CCB Hansesaal
14h30-16h30 IAA Board of Trustees meeting (BOT) (by invitation only), room CCB Bergen
18h30-19h45 Induction Ceremonies for Newly Elected IAA Academicians (in advance Registration only)
19h45-22h00 Joint IAA Awards Gala Dinner and Members of the Parliaments, MOP (in advance Registration only)

Monday 01 October, Bremen, Germany:
11h00-13h30 IAA Study Group 4.23 meeting – Post-Mission Disposal for Micro and Smaller Satellites: Concepts and Trade Studies, room OVB1
13h00-13h30 IAA Study Group 2.18 meeting – Sleeping Brain in Space and Analog Environments- Investigation of microgravity effect and identification of robust countermeasures, room OVB 1
15h00-17h00 IAA Commission 5 meeting, room OVB 6
16h00-17h30 IAA Study Group 3.27 meeting – Towards the utilization of the Moon, Preparing for Mars Exploration, room OVB1

Tuesday 02 October, Bremen, Germany
11h30-13h30 IAA Study Group 3.26 meeting – Space Mineral Resources #2, room CCB Humboldt
12h00-13h30 IAA Study Group 4.21 meeting – Distributed, Networked, Smart, Cooperating Small Satellite Formations, room CCB Bessel
13h00-14h00 IAA Small Satellite Missions Program meeting, room CCB Gauss
13h00-14h30 IAA Acta Astronautica Journal Editorial Board meeting, room CCB Kepler

Wednesday 03 October, Bremen, Germany:
09h30-12h30 IAA SETI Committee meeting, room CCB Lilienthal
13h30-15h30 IAA Study Group 3.28 meeting – Strategy of Low Cost and Large Scale Access to Space in Future, room CCB Humboldt

Thursday 04 October, Bremen, Germany:
12h30-14h30 IAA History Committee meeting, room CCB Gauss
16h00-17h30 IAA Study Group 3.24 meeting – Road to Space Elevator, room CCB Gauss

AUGUST 2018

02-03 August, 7th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Mamaia, Romania

JULY 2018

14 July, IAA Academy Day, Pasadena, California, USA
14-22 July, 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Pasadena, California, USA

JUNE 2018

19 June 2018, IAA Board of Trustees meeting, Vienna, Austria (by invitation only)
20-29 June, UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, 61st session, Vienna, Austria
20-21 June, UNISPACE+50, Vienna, Austria

MAY 2018

28 May-01st June, 4S Symposium (Small Satellites Systems & Services), Sorrento, Italy
21-23 May 2018, 4th IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS), Changsha, China
27 May 2018, Space Mineral Resources Workshop, Los Angeles, USA

APRIL 2018

IAA Regional Meeting, Denver, USA (to be rescheduled at a later date)
09-10 April, IAA-Italy-Israel Workshop on Nanosatellite Technologies, Rome, Italy
09-20 April, UN COPUOS Legal Subcommittee, 57th session, Vienna, Austria

MARCH 2018

26-27 March, IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France
All meetings at IAA Headquarters, 6 rue Galilee, 75116, Paris.
Meetings with * at New Cap Conference Center, 1-13 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris.

Monday 26 March
09h00-11h00 Publications & Communication Committee Chair Liu Jiyuan (by invitation only)
09h00-12h00 History Committee, Chair Otfrid Liepack
10h30-12h00 Study Group SG 3.27 Towards the utilization of the Moon, Preparing for Mars Exploration, Co-Chair Giancarlo Genta and Oleg Ventskovsky
11h00-13h00 Acta Editorial Board, Chair Jeng-Shing Chern
13h00-13h30 Restricted plenary meeting Commissions (by invitat. only) Chair Anatoly Perminov
13h30-16h00 Commission 1 meeting, Chair Susan McKenna-Lawlor
13h30-16h00 Commission 2 meeting, Chair Klaus Slenzka
13h30-16h00 Commission 3 meeting, Chair Roger Lenard
13h30-16h00 Commission 4 meeting, Chair Akira Tsuchida
13h30-16h00 Commission 5 meeting, Chair Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd
13h30-16h00 Commission 6 meeting, Chair Jacques Arnould
16h00-18h00 Scientific Activities Committee (SAC) meeting, Chair Anatoly Perminov (by invitation only)
IAA Award Dinner (Registration is now closed as of March 13, 2018)

Tuesday 27 March
09h00-11h00 Awards & Membership Committee meeting Chair Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez (by invitation only)
10h00-13h00 Space Debris Committee Co-Chairs Christophe Bonnal, Heiner Klinkrad and Liou Jer-Chyi *
11h30-12h30 Finance Committee meeting Chair Hiroki Matsuo (by invitation only)
13h00-15h00 Study Group SG 3.26 Space Mineral Resources #2, Chair Art Dula
14h00-16h00 Study Group SG 4.23 Post-Mission Disposal for Micro and Smaller Satellites: Concepts and Trade Studies, Co-Chairs Darren McKnight, Toshiya Hanada, Alex da Silva Curiel and Peter Martinez *
15h00-17h00 Study Group SG 3.24 Road to Space Elevator Era, Chair Akira Tsuchida

Thursday 29 March
08h00-13h00 IAC 2018 Bremen IPC meeting and abstract selection *

FEBRUARY 2018

29 January – 09 February, UN COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, 55th session, Vienna, Austria

NOVEMBER 2017

13-15 November, International Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA), Orlando, USA
23-24 November, 7th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Technology – Space Technology Innovation and Space Commercialization, Shanghai, China
27-30 November, 21st IAA Humans in Space Symposium, Shenzhen, China

SEPTEMBER 2017

13-14 September, 10th Pico- and Nano-Satellite Workshop on “Technologies for Small Satellite Research”, Würzburg, Germany

Saturday 23 September
10h00-13h00 IAA Space Debris Committee, Adelaide, Australia (Panorama Room 1)
12h30-13h00 IAA Commission Plenary Meeting (by invitation only), Adelaide, Australia (Panorama Room 2)
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 1 meeting, Adelaide, Australia (Panorama Room 1)
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 2 meeting, Adelaide, Australia (Panorama Room 3)
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 3 meeting, Adelaide, Australia (Panorama Room 2)
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 4 meeting, Adelaide, Australia (City Room 1)
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 5 meeting, Adelaide, Australia (City Room 2)
13h00-16h00 IAA Commission 6 meeting, Adelaide, Australia (City Room 3)
16h00-17h30 IAA Scientific Activities Committee meeting (SAC) (by invitation only), Adelaide, Australia (City Room 3)

Sunday 24 September
09h00-11h50 IAA Academy Day, Adelaide, Australia (Panorama Room 1 & 2)
12h00-12h45 Lunch (Panorama Ballroom)
13h00-14h00 IAA Regular General Meeting (by invitation only), Adelaide, Australia (Panorama Room 1 & 2)
14h15-17h30 IAA Academy Day, Adelaide, Australia (Panorama Room 1 & 2)
15h00-17h00 IAA Board of Trustees meeting (BOT) (by invitation only), Adelaide, Australia
18h30-19h00 Cocktail (in advance registration only), Adelaide, Australia (Foyer M)
19h00-22h00 IAA Award Ceremony Dinner (in advance registration only), Adelaide, Australia (Hall N)

25-29 September, 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Adelaide, Australia

Monday 25 September
13h30-15h30 IAA Study Group 3.27 Towards the utilization of the Moon, Preparing for Mars Exploration (Skyway room 1)

Tuesday 26 September
09h45-12h45 IAA SETI Committee (River Bank Room 8b)
12h00-14h00 IAA Study Group 3.26 Space Mineral Resources #2 (City Room 4)
13h00-14h30 IAA Acta Astronautica Editorial Board Meeting (River Bank Room 1)

Thursday 28 September
12h30-14h30 IAA History Committee (River Bank Room 6)
12h45-14h30 IAA Study Group 3.24 Road to Space Elevator Era (River Bank Room 3)

AUGUST 2017

03-04 August, 6th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Mamaia, Romania
15-17 August, 12th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference, Pasadena, California, USA
15 August, Regional Meeting Pasadena, California, USA
21-23 August, 1st IAA North East Asia Symposium on Small Satellites- Serving the Needs for the Benefits of the Region, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

JULY 2017

03-05 July, 4th IAA Symposium on Space Flight Safety, St. Petersburg, Russia

JUNE 2017

07-16 June, UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, 60th session, Vienna, Austria
27-29 June, 10th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration – Towards the Moon Village & Beyond, Torino, Italy

MAY 2017

15-19 May, 5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Tokyo, Japan
23-26 May, 6th IAA Conference on Space Technologies – Present and Future, Dnipro, Ukraine
30 May-01 June, 3rd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS), Moscow, Russia

APRIL 2017

18-21 April, 7th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany
24-28 April, 11th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, Germany

MARCH 2017

07-10 March, 1st IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites: Advanced Technologies and Distributed Systems, San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina

IAA spring meetings
20-21 March, IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France
All meetings at IAA Headquarters, 6 rue Galilee, 75116, Paris. Meetings with * at CAP 15, 1–13 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris.

Monday 20 March
09h00-11h00 IAA Publications Committee meeting (by invitation only)
09h00-12h00 IAA History Committee meeting
10h00-12h00 IAA Study Group 3.24 on Road to Space Elevator Era
11h00-12h00 SG 6.16 on STEM / STEAM for Space – Grand Challenges
11h00-13h00 Acta Astronautica Editorial Board meeting (by invitation only)
11h00-13h00 SG 5.10 on Orbital Debris Removal: Policy, Legal, Political and Economic Considerations
13h00-13h30 Restricted Commission plenary meeting (by invitation only)
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 1 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 2 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 3 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 4 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 5 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 6 meeting
16h00-18h00 IAA Scientific Activities Committee meeting (by invitation only)
16h00-17h00 IAA Study Group 3.28 Strategy of Low Cost and Large Scale Access to Space in Future
19h30-22h00 IAA Award Ceremony Dinner (Registration is now closed)

Tuesday 21 March
09h00-12h00 IAA Awards & Membership Committee meeting (by invitation only)
10h00-13h00 IAA Space Debris Committee*
13h00-13h45 IAA Finance Committee meeting (by invitation only)
14h00-17h00 IAA Board of Trustees meeting (by invitation only)

Wednesday 22 March
09h00-11h30 SG 3.26 Space Mineral Resources #2
12h00-13h00 Joint meeting Commission 2 – Space Life Sciences Committee*
14h00-16h00 SG 4.21 Distributed, Networked, Smart, Cooperating Small Satellite Formations

Thursday 23 March
08h00-10h00 IAC 2017 IPC meeting *
10h00-13h00 IAC 2017 Abstract Selection *

JANUARY 2017

05 January 2017, The Laurels for Team Achievement Award 2016 ceremony (New Horizons Pluto Mission), The JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, USA

NOVEMBER 2016

25 November, IAA Symposium on Space International Cooperation Promoting Economic and Social Development of Developing Country, Beijing, China

OCTOBER 2016

17-23 October, 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting and 7th Nanosatellite symposium, Istanbul, Turkey

SEPTEMBER 2016

map of the congress center with meeting rooms

Saturday September 24
IAA meetings, Guadalajara, Mexico
10h00-13h00 IAA Space Debris Committee – Colomos 1 and Colomos 2 rooms
12h30-13h00 Commission Plenary Session (restricted) – room Zapopan
13h00-16h00 Commission 1 meeting Space Physical Sciences – Event room 1
13h00-16h00 Commission 2 meeting Space Life Sciences – Event room 2
13h00-16h00 Commission 3 meeting Space Technology & System Development – Event room 3
13h00-16h00 Commission 4 meeting Space System Operation & Utilisation – Event room 4
13h00-16h00 Commission 5 meeting Space Policy, Law & Economy – Event room 5
13h00-16h00 Commission 6 meeting Space & Society, Culture & Education – Event room 6
16h00-17h30 SAC (restricted) – Event room 1

Sunday September 25
09h30-17h30 IAA Academy Day, Guadalajara, Mexico – Zapopan and Tonala Regional rooms
15h00-17h00 Board of Trustees meeting (BOT) (restricted) – Tlaquepaque room

Tuesday September 27
10h00-12h00 IAA Study Group 3.26-Space Mineral Resources #2 – Minerva 2 room
13h00-14h30 IAA Study Group 4.18-Definition and Requirements of Small Satellites Seeking Low-Cost and Fast-Delivery – Meuble 2 room
13h00-14h30 IAA Study Group 3.23-Human Space Technology Pilot Projects with Developing Countries – Cabanas 2 room

Thursday September 29
10h00-11h30 IAA Study Group 3.22 Next-Generation Space System Development Basing on On-Orbit-Servicing Concept – Degollado 2 room
12h30-14h30 IAA History Committee – Cabanas 2 room
12h45-14h00 IAA/IISL Scientific Legal Liaison Committee – Salon de Eventos 8
12h45-14h45 IAA Study Group 3.24-Road to Space Elevator Era – Meuble 2
13h00-14h00 IAA Study Group 4.21 Distributed, Networked, Smart, Cooperating Small Satellite Formations – Cabanas 1

26-30 September, 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Guadalajara, Mexico

AUGUST 2016

09-10 August, 2016, 5th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Mamaia, Romania

JULY 2016

04-08 July, 2016, 3rd IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
14-15 July, 1st ISPRS-IAA Space Agency Forum, Prague, Czech Republic
Cancelled — 30 July – 7 August, 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey

JUNE 2016

08-17 June, 59th Session Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Vienna, Austria

MAY 2016

24-26 May, IAA Conference on Human Space Exploration, Korolev, Moscow Region, Russia
30 May-03 June, The 4S Symposium (Small Satellites Systems & Services), Valletta, Malta

APRIL 2016

04-15 April, 55th Session COPUOS Legal Sub-Committtee, Vienna, Austria
20 April, abstract submission deadline, IAA Conference on Human Space Exploration, Korolev, Moscow Region, Russia

MARCH 2016

28 February-03 March, 2nd IAA Latin America Cubesat Workshop, Florianopolis, Brazil
07-11 March, UN-IAA Costa Rica Workshop on Human Space Technology, San José, Costa Rica

21-25 March, IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France:
All meetings at IAA Headquarters, 6 rue Galilee, 75116, Paris. Meetings with * at CAP 15, 1–13 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris.

Monday 21 March
08h30-10h00 IAA Study Group 3.24 on Road to Space Elevator Era
09h00-11h00 IAA Publications Committee meeting (by invitation only)
09h00-12h00 IAA History Committee meeting
11h00-13h00 Acta Astronautica Editorial Board meeting (by invitation only)
13h00-13h30 Restricted Commission plenary meeting (by invitation only)
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 1 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 2 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 3 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 4 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 5 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 6 meeting
16h00-18h00 IAA Scientific Activities Committee meeting (by invitation only)
19h00-22h00 IAA Award Ceremony Dinner (in advance registration required)

Tuesday 22 March
09h00-12h00 IAA Awards & Membership Committee meeting (by invitation only)
10h00-13h00 IAA Space Debris Committee meeting *
13h00-13h45 IAA Finance Committee meeting (by invitation only)
14h00-17h00 IAA Board of Trustees meeting (by invitation only)

Wednesday 23 March
10h00-13h00 IAA Commission 2 & IAF Space Life Sciences Committee joint meeting *
TBC IAA study Group 3.22 on Next-Generation Space System Development Basing on On-Orbit-Servicing Concept

Thursday 24 March
08h00-10h00 IAC 2016 IPC meeting *
10h00-13h00 IAC 2016 Abstract Selection *

Friday 25 March
09h00-18h00 1st IAA Symposium on STEM / STEAM for Space, Paris, France

FEBRUARY 2016

15-26 February, 53rd Session COPUOS Scientific and Technical Sub-Committtee, Vienna, Austria
23 February, Philae Team Laurels ceremony hosted by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Bonn, Germany
28 February-03 March, 2nd IAA Latin America Cubesat Workshop, Florianopolis, Brazil

DECEMBER 2015

30 November-05 December, 3rd IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions & CubeSat Workshop and International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization (IWLS2), Roma, Italy

NOVEMBER 2015

06 November, 2015, IAA Academy Day, Beijing, China
10-12 November, 6th CSA-IAA Conference on Space Technology Innovation, Shanghai, China
30 November-05 December, 3rd IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions & CubeSat Workshop and International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization (IWLS2), Roma, Italy

OCTOBER 2015

Saturday October 10
10h00-13h00 Space Debris Committee meeting (restricted) – room 301
12h30-13h00 Commission Plenary Session (restricted) – room 302-303
13h00-16h00 Commission 1 meeting Space Physical Sciences – room 302-303
13h00-16h00 Commission 2 meeting Space Life Sciences – room 312
13h00-16h00 Commission 3 meeting Space Technology & System Development – room 313
13h00-16h00 Commission 4 meeting Space System Operation & Utilisation – room 314
13h00-16h00 Commission 5 meeting Space Policy, Law & Economy – room Dulzin Big A
13h00-16h00 Commission 6 meeting Space & Society, Culture & Education – room Dulzin Big B
16h00-18h00 Scientific Activities Committee meeting (SAC) (restricted) – room 312

Sunday October 11
IAA Academy Day, Jerusalem, Israel
15h00-17h00 Board of Trustees meeting (BOT) (restricted) – room Kerem Carmit Hall

Monday October 12
08H00-08H30 Study Group 3.24 Road to Space Elevator Era – “the lobby restaurant” Crown Plaza hotel

Wednesday October 14
11H00-13H00 Study Group 4.21 Distributed, Networked, Smart, Cooperating Small Satellite Formations – room 305
13h00-15h00 Study Group 4.18 Definition/Requirements of Small Sat Seeking Low-Cost and Fast-Delivery – room 307
15h00-17h00 Study Group 3.22 Next-Generation Space System Dev Basing on On-Orbit-Servicing Concept – room 307

Thursday October 15
12h30-14h30 IAA History Committee – room 306
13h00-14h30 Acta Editorial Board meeting (restricted) – room 307
16h00-18h00 Study Group 3.23 Human Space Technology Pilot Projects with Developing Countries – room Masada Hall Crown Plaza Hotel

12-16 October, 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Jerusalem, Israel

SEPTEMBER 2015

15-16 September, 8th Pico and Nano Satellite Workshop, Wurzburg, Germany
17 September, IAA Climate Change and Disaster Management Conference, Mexico City, Mexico
18 September, IAA Heads of Space Agency Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management, Mexico City, Mexico

AUGUST 2015

06-07 August, 4th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Mamaia, Romania
20 August, meeting of IAA Study Group 3.24 Road to Space Elevator Era, Seattle, USA

JULY 2015

29 June-03 July, 20th IAA Human in Space Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic
29 June-03 July, 2nd IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
03-05 July, 3rd UNISEC-Global meeting, Tokyo, Japan
07-09 July, 9th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration – Towards New Global Programmes, Torino, Italy

JUNE 2015

09-11 June, 11th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference, Berlin, Germany
10-19 June, 58th UN-COPUOS meeting, Vienna, Austria
29 June-03 July, 20th IAA Human in Space Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic
29 June-03 July, 2nd IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

MAY 2015

08 May, IAA Regional meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA
19-21 May, 5th International Conference ‘Space Technologies: Present and Future, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

APRIL 2015

13-17 April, 4th Planetary Defense Conference, Frascati, Roma, Italy — Live video was available at http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/esalive
15 April, Abstract submission deadline 9th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration – Towards New Global Programmes, Torino, Italy
13-24 April, 54th UN-COPUOS Legal Subcommittee meeting, Vienna, Austria
20-24 April, 10th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, Germany

MARCH 2015

02 March, Abstract submission deadline, 11th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference, Berlin, Germany

23-24 March, International Academy of Astronautics IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France

Monday 23 March, Paris, France
08h30-11h00 IAA study group 4.18 meeting (Definition and Requirements of Small Satellites Seeking Low-Cost and Fast-Delivery)
08h45-10h45 IAA Publications meeting (by invitation only)
09h00-12h00 IAA History Committee meeting (by invitation only)
09h00-10h30 IAA study group 3.17 meeting (Space Mineral Resources – Challenges and Opportunities)
10h30-12h30 IAA Small Satellites Committee meeting (by invitation only)
10h45-12h45 IAA Acta Editorial Board meeting (by invitation only)
11h00-12h30 IAA study group 3.24 meeting (Road to Space Elevator Era)
13h00-13h30 Restricted Commission plenary meeting (by invitation only)
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 1 meeting
(IAA Commission 2 meeting cancelled – joint meeting on Wednesday 25 March)
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 3 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 4 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 5 meeting
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 6 meeting
16h00-18h00 IAA Scientific Activities Committee meeting (by invitation only)
16h00-18h00 IAA study group 3.16 meeting (Global Human Mars System Missions Exploration – Goals, Requirements and Technologies)
16h00-18h00 IAA study group 5.10 meeting (Orbital Debris Removal: Policy, Legal, Political and Economic Considerations)
16h00-18h00 IAA study group 3.22 meeting (Next-Generation Space System Development Basing on On-Orbit-Servicing Concept)
19h00-22h00 IAA Award Ceremony Dinner

Tuesday 24 March, Paris, France
09h00-12h00 IAA Awards and Membership Committee meeting (by invitation only)
13h00-13h45 IAA Finance Committee meeting (by invitation only)
14h00-17h00 IAA Board of Trustees meeting (by invitation only)
14h30-17h30 IAA Space Debris Committee meeting (by invitation only – venue: CAP 15 Conference Centre)

Wednesday 25 March, Paris, France
08h00-11h00 IAA Commission 2 and IAF Technical Committee on Space Life Sciences joint meeting (venue: CAP 15 Conference Centre)
14h00-16h00 IAA multi-Commission study group 6.16 meeting (STEM / STEAM for Space – Grand Challenges) (by invitation only)
16h00-18h00 IAA study group 3.15 meeting (Long Term Space Propellant Depot)

Thursday 26 March, Paris, France
08h00-13h00 IAC Jerusalem IPC General meeting and Abstract Selection (by invitation only – venue: CAP-15)
14h30-17h00 IAA SETI Committee meeting

Friday 27 March, Paris, France
09-00-18h00 6th IAA Symposium on Search for Life Signatures

26-27 March, 6th IAA Symposium on Search for Life Signatures, Paris, France
25-27 March, ISPRS Photogrammetric Image Analysis (PIA) and High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information (HRIGI), Munich, Germany

FEBRUARY 2015

02-13 February, 52nd UN-COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee meeting, Vienna, Austria
26-28 February, 1st IAA/IISL Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, India
27 February, Abstract submission deadline, 6th IAA Symposium on Search for Life Signatures, Paris, France
28 February, Abstract submission deadline 20th IAA Human in Space Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic

JANUARY 2015

15 January, Abstract submission deadline 1st IAA/IISL Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, India

DECEMBER 2014

08-11 December, 1st IAA Latin America Cubesat Workshop, Brasilia, Brazil

NOVEMBER 2014

06 November, IAA Academy Day, Kiev, Ukraine
18-20 November, 2nd UNISEC-Global Meeting, Kitakyushu, Japan
25 November, IAA Academy Day, Beijing, China

OCTOBER 2014

Wednesday October 1st
IAA meetings, MTCC, Toronto, Canada:
10h00-12h00 IAA study group 3.23 Human Space Technology Pilot Projects with Developing Countries (Room 702)

Thursday October 2nd
IAA meetings, MTCC, Toronto, Canada:
09h00-10h30 IAA study group 3.14 Public/Private Human Access to Space – Vol. 2 – Earth Orbit and beyond (Room 704)
09h30-13h00 IAA SETI Committee (Room 704)
12h00-14h00 IAA Space Elevator Study (Room 710)
12h20-14h30 IAA History Committee (Room 802A)
13h00-14h30 IAA journal Acta Astronautica Editorial Board meeting (restricted) (Room 706)

SEPTEMBER 2014

09-11 September, 3rd IAA – RACTs Conference on Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites, Samara, Russia

Saturday September 27
IAA meetings, MTCC, Toronto, Canada:
10h00-13h00 IAA Space Debris Committee (Room 713B)
12h30-13h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission Plenary Session (restricted) (Room 714B)
13h00-16h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission 1 meeting Space Physical Sciences (Room 714B)
13h00-16h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission 2 meeting Space Life Sciences (Room 715A)
13h00-16h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission 3 meeting Space Technology & System Development (Room 715B)
13h00-16h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission 4 meeting Space System Operation & Utilisation (Room 801B)
13h00-16h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission 5 meeting Space Policy, Law & Economy (Room 803A)
13h00-16h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission 6 meeting Space & Society, Culture & Education (Room 803B)
16h00-18h00 International Academy of Astronautics Scientific Activities Committee meeting (SAC) (restricted) (Room 401)

Sunday September 28
IAA meetings, MTCC, Toronto, Canada:
IAA Academy Day, Toronto, Canada: (Room 716B)
09h00-12h30 International Academy of Astronautics Plenary Session 1
12h30-13h40 Lunch (in advance registration required – registration is now closed) (Room 717)
13h40-18h15 International Academy of Astronautics Plenary Session 2
15h00-17h00 International Academy of Astronautics Board of Trustees meeting (BOT)
18h30-22h00 IAA Reception and Gala Dinner – Newly elected ceremony and awards (in advance registration required – registration is now closed) (Room 718B)

Monday September 29
IAA meetings, MTCC, Toronto, Canada:
12h00-17h00 IAA Space Life Sciences (Room 703)
14h00-16h00 IAA study group 3.17 Space Mineral Resources – Challenges and Opportunities (Room 710)
16h00-18h00 IAA study group 3.16 Global Human Mars System Missions Exploration – Goals, Requirements and Technologies (Room 710)

29 September – 3rd October, 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Toronto, Canada

Tuesday September 30
IAA meetings, MTCC, Toronto, Canada:
08h00-11h00 IAA study group 3.22 Next-Generation Space System Development Basing on On-Orbit-Servicing Concept (Room 802B)
13h00-15h00 IAA study group 4.18 Definition and Requirements of Small Satellites Seeking Low-Cost and Fast-Delivery (Room 702)
14h30-16h30 IAA study group 3.15 Long Term Space Propellant Depot (Room 704)

AUGUST 2014

02 August, International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day, Moscow, Russia
02-10 August, 40th Scientific Assembly of COSPAR, Moscow, Russia
10 August, Abstract submission deadline 1st IAA Latin America Cubesat Workshop, Brasilia, Brazil
21-22 August, 3rd IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Mamaia, Black Sea, Romania

JULY 2014

20 July, Abstract submission deadline 3rd IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Mamaia, Black Sea, Romania
28-31 July, IAA Conference on Space Flight Safety, Saint Petersburg, Russia

JUNE 2014

11-20 June, 57th Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space UNCOPUOS, Vienna, Austria
25 June, Abstract submission deadline 3rd IAA – RACTs Conference on Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites, Samara, Russia

MAY 2014

26-30 May, the 4S Symposium, Small Satellites Systems and Services, Majorca, Spain

MARCH 2014

17-18 March, International Academy of Astronautics IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France

Monday 17 March
08h30-10h30 IAA study group 3.16 Global Human Mars System Missions Exploration, Chair G. Genta
08h45-10h45 IAA Publications & Communication Committee meeting, Chair Liu Jiyuan (by invitation only)
10h00-12h00 IAA Small Satellites Committee, Chair A. Valenzuela
10h30-12h30 IAA study group 5.10 Orbital Debris Removal: Policy, Legal, Political and Economic Considerations, Chairs S. Hobe and R. Williamson
10h45-12h45 IAA Acta Editorial Board meeting, Chair JS. Chern (by invitation only)
09h00-12h00 IAA History Committee, Chair O. Liepack
13h00-13h30 Restricted plenary meeting IAA Commissions, Chair A. Perminov (by invitation only)
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 1 open meeting, Chair J. Goswami
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 2 open meeting, Chair O. Orlov
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 3 open meeting, Chair Lu Yu
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 4 open meeting, Chair P. Teofilatto
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 5 open meeting, Chair C. Jorgenson
13h30-16h00 IAA Commission 6 open meeting, Chair Y.J. Chong
16h00-18h00 IAA Scientific Activities Committee (SAC) meeting, Chair A. Perminov (by invitation only)
19h00 Cocktail and IAA Award Ceremony Dinner (Registration is closed)

Tuesday 18 March
09h00-11h00 IAA study group 3.14 Public/Private Human Access to Space, Chair S. di Pippo
09h00-12h00 IAA Awards & Membership Committee meeting, Chair Y. d’Escatha (by invitation only)
13h00-13h45 IAA Finance Committee meeting, Chair H. Matsuo (by invitation only)
14h00-17h00 IAA Board of Trustees meeting, Chair M. Nair (by invitation only)

18-20 March, IPC Meetings, Paris, France

20-21 March, 5th IAA Symposium on Search for Life Signatures, Paris, France

24-26 March, 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS), Roma, Italy

24 March- 04 April, 53rd Legal Subcommittee UNCOPUOS, Vienna, Austria

FEBRUARY 2014

10-21 February, 51th session Scientific and Technical Subcommittee UNCOPUOS, Vienna, Austria

15 February, Call for Papers deadline – 5th IAA Symposium on Search for Life Signatures, Paris, France

JANUARY 2014

09 January, IAA Conference on Space Exploration, Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration, Washington DC, USA

10 January, Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Exploration, Washington DC, USA

15 January, IAA 2014 elections deadline

SEPTEMBER 2013

16-20 September, United Nations/China Workshop on Human Space Technology, Beijing, China

Saturday September 21
IAA meetings, Beijing, China:
09h00-10h30 International Academy of Astronautics Board of Trustees meeting
11h00-13h00 International Academy of Astronautics Space Debris Committee
12h30-13h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission Plenary Session
13h00-16h00 International Academy of Astronautics Commission meetings
16h00-17h30 International Academy of Astronautics Scientific Activities Committee meeting (SAC)
16h00-18h00 International Academy of Astronautics Study Group 3.17 on Space Mineral Resources
17h00-19h00 International Academy of Astronautics Human Spaceflight Coordinating Group meeting

Sunday September 22
IAA day, Beijing, China:
09h00-18h00 International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day, Beijing, China
18h30-22h00 Reception and Dinner, Induction Ceremony of Newly Elected IAA Members (registration closed)
Monday September 23
09h00-11h00 International Academy of Astronautics Study Group 3.17 on Space Mineral Resources
11h30-12h30 Disaster Management Coordinating Group meeting
15h00-17h00 International Academy of Astronautics Study Group 3.15 on Long Term Space Propellant Depot

Tuesday September 24
16h30-18h00 International Academy of Astronautics Study Group 3.16 on Global Human Mars System Missions Exploration

Thursday September 26
12h45-14h45 IAA-IISL Scientific Legal Liaison Committee meeting
13h00-14h30 Acta Astronautica Editorial Board meeting

23-27 September, 64th IAC International Astronautical Congress, Beijing, China

AUGUST 2013

29-30 August, 2nd IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure took place in Mamaia, Romania

JULY 2013

03-05 July, 8th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration: Towards the Stars, Turin, Italy

07-12 July, 19th IAA Human in Space Symposium, Cologne, Germany

JUNE 2013

12-21 June, 56th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Vienna, Austria.

18-20 June, 10th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference, Pasadena, USA

21 June, Theodore von Karman Symposium, Pasadena, USA

21 June, IAA Regional Meeting, Pasadena, USA

21 June, 2nd edition of the event “Space and God”, Roma, Italy

MAY 2013

15 May, abstract submission deadline Theodore von Karman Symposium, Pasadena, USA

18 May, International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day, Beijing, China

21-23 May, 5th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Technology, Shanghai, China

21-24 May, ISPRS – IAA Hannover Workshop 2013 on High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information, Hannover, Germany

APRIL 2013

08-12 April, 9th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, Germany

15-19 April, IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Flagstaff, AZ, USA

17-19 April, 4th IAA Conference on Space Technologies: the Present and Future, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

MARCH 2013

Monday 18 March, International Academy of Astronautics Spring Meetings, Paris, France
08h00-10h30 SG 3.17 Space Mineral Resources – Challenges and Opportunities
08h30-10h30 SG 5.10 Orbital Debris Removal: Policy, Legal, Political and Economic Considerations
08h45-10h45 Publications & Communication Committee meeting, Chair Liu Jiyuan (upon invitation only)
09h30-11h00 Exploration Summit Program Committee, Chair C. Jorgenson (by invitation only)
09h30-12h00 Commission 3 meeting, Chair G. Reibaldi (by invitation only)
10h30-12h30 History Committee, Chair O. Liepack (by invitation only)
11h00-12h00 Summit Follow-on Steering Committee, Chair C. Jorgenson (by invitation only)
11h00-12h30 Space Debris Committee meeting, Chair C. Bonnal (upon invitation only)
13h00-14h15 Restricted plenary meeting of the Commissions, Chair A. Perminov (upon invitation only)
14h30-17h00 Commission 1 meeting, Chair G. Vane (open meeting)
14h30-17h00 Commission 2 meeting, Chair R. White (open meeting)
14h30-17h00 Commission 3 meeting, Chair G. Reibaldi (open meeting)
14h30-17h00 Commission 4 meeting, Chair L. Alkalai (open meeting)
14h30-17h00 Commission 5 meeting, Chair M. Grimard (open meeting)
14h30-17h00 Commission 6 meeting, Chair G. Languedoc (open meeting)
17h00-19h00 Scientific Activities Committee meeting, Chair A. Perminov (upon invitation only)
IAA Award Ceremony Dinner

Tuesday 19 March
08h45-10h45 Acta Editorial Board meeting, Chair JS. Chern (by invitation only)
09h00-12h00 Awards & Membership Committee meeting, Chair Y. d’Escatha (upon invitation only)
09h00-10h30 SG 5.11 Comparative assessment of regional cooperation in space: policies, governance & legal tools meeting, Chair C. Arevalo Yepes
(upon invitation only)
11h00-12h00 SG 5.12 Dynamics of Space Exploration Strategies and Future Outlook
13h00-14h00 Finance Committee meeting, Chair H. Matsuo (upon invitation only)
14h00-17h00 Board of Trustees meeting (upon invitation only)

Wednesday 20 March
IPC General Meeting
14h00-16h30 SG 3.14 Public/Private Human Access to Space meeting, Chair S. Di Pippo

FEBRUARY 2013

– 03-09 February 2013, 2nd CubeSat Winter Workshop in Europe , Roma , Italy

DECEMBER 2012

6 December, Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics in Bonn, Germany

4 December, First Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics in Taipei

21 December, Abstract submission deadline 3rd IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Flagstaff, USA

NOVEMBER 2012

3 November, Academy Day, Beijing, China

OCTOBER 2012

01-05 October 2012, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics 41st Symposium on the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) – The Next Steps, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, IAA/IAF Symposium on Space Life Sciences, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics 8th Symposium on Stepping Stones To The Future: Strategies, Architectures, Concepts And Technologies, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Human Exploration of Solar System, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on The Far Future: Renewed Visions, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics 44th Symposium on Safety and Quality in Space Activities, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics 16th Symposium on Small Satellite Missions, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Space Debris, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics 24th Symposium on Space Policy, Regulations and Economics, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics 45th Symposium History of Astronautics, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics 21st Symposium Space Activity and Society, Naples, Italy
01-05 October, International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Multilingual Astronautical Terminology, Naples, Italy
27th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Round Table «Optical Communication», Naples, Italy

30-31 October, 1st Space Exploration Symposium, Tokyo, Japan

SEPTEMBER 2012

03-07 September, 4th Specialized International Symposium on Space & Global Security of Humanity, Yevpatoria, Crimea

06-07 September, 1st IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructures, Mamaia , Romania

25-27 September, 4th International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures, San Marino

Saturday 29 September, Naples, Italy
10h00-12h30 IAA Space Debris Permanent Cttee (MR2, Hall 4) Chair C. Bonnal
14h00-16h00 IAA History Permanent Cttee (MR8, Hall 4) Chair P. Jung
15h00-17h00 Commission 3 open meeting (MR3, Hall 4) Chair G. Reibaldi (Agenda)
15h00-17h00 Commission 4 open meeting (MR5, Hall 4) Chair L. Alkalai
15h00-17h00 Commission 5 open meeting (MR6, Hall 4) Chair M. Grimard (Agenda)
17h00-19h00 Scientific Activities Committee (SAC) meeting (MR3, Hall 4) Chair A. Perminov (by invitation only)

Sunday 30 September, Naples, Italy
Academy Day of the International Academy of Astronautics, Naples, Italy (Registration deadline was 13 September 2012)
08h30-09h45 Commission 1 open meeting (Sicilia, Palacongressi) Chair G. Vane (Agenda)
08h00-09h45 Commission 2 open meeting (Ischia, Palacongressi) Chair R. White (Agenda)
08h30-09h45 Commission 3 open meeting (Capri Palacongressi) Chair G. Reibaldi
08h30-09h45 Commission 4 open meeting (Panarea, Palacongressi) Chair L. Alkalai
08h30-09h45 Commission 5 open meeting (Stromboli, Palacongressi) Chair M. Grimard (Agenda)
08h00-09h45 Commission 6 open meeting (Egadi, Palacongressi) Chair G. Languedoc (Agenda)
10h00-17h15 Academy Day Plenary Session (Auditorium Europa, Palacongressi)
17h15-19h15 Board of Trustees meeting (Excelsior Hotel) Chair M. Nair (by invitation only)
17h15-18h30 Summit Follow-on meeting (MR8, Hall 4) Chair C. Jorgenson
19h30-22h30 Newly elected ceremony and Award Dinner, Excelsior Hotel, (access by in advance registration only)

AUGUST 2012

25 August – 1st September, ISPRS Congress (International Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing Congress), Melbourne , Australia, co-sponsored by IAA

JULY 2012

01-08 July, 17th Conference on Systems Analysis, Control and Navigation, Evpatoria , Crimea

14 July, Academy Day, Mysore, India (during 14-22 July, 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Mysore, India

JUNE 2012

04-08 June, The 4S Symposium (Small Satellites Systems & Services Symposium), Portoroz , Slovenia, co-sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics

26 June, 2nd IISL/IAA Space Law and Policy Symposium Toulouse, France

MAY 2012

30 May, Regional Meeting, Kiev , Ukraine

MARCH 2012

19-21 March, 1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, Porto , Portugal

JANUARY 2012

30 January – 1st February, European CubeSat Symposium, Brussels , Belgium

IAA Newsletter 2017
4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop, 04-07 December 2017, Roma, Italy The 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop took place on 04-07 December 2017 in Roma, Italy. The event, organized by GAUSS Srl under the aegis of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), gathered many participants from all around the world belonging to the Space academic, scientific and industry domains. During this forum, high level speakers have presented scientific and technical Papers on the Microsatellites related field, sharing their knowledge on the several aspects of the small satellite missions and the CubeSats community. IAA Secretary General Dr. Jean-Michel Contant – member of the Program Committee – gave the Opening Lecture and co-chaired the Conference with Professor Filippo Graziani (GAUSS President and IAA member) and other experts. The program was organized into Invited Lectures and Technical Sessions structured according to the following Topics: Launch Opportunities, Payload, Space Mission Analysis and Design, Attitude Control, Space Debris, PoquetCubes, CubeSats Subsystems and New Perspectives. An IAA Regional Meeting and Guided Tours were also organized during the Conference days.

4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop participants, Roma, Italy
IAA Regional Meeting, December 5, 2017, Roma, Italy An IAA Regional Meeting was held on December 5, 2017 in Roma, Italy. Secretary General Dr. Jean-Michel Contant gave the opening speech followed by an introduction by Regional Secretary Prof. Antonio Viviani and a lecture “This star as a tail, which makes it very beautiful… The Rosetta mission” by Academician Prof. Amalia Ercoli Finzi. Meeting participants gathered in a gala dinner with an induction of newly elected members: Prof. Mohamed Argoun, full Member for Section 1 on Basic Sciences, Prof. Paolo Gaudenzi, corresponding member for Section 2 on Engineering Sciences, Prof. Giampiero Naletto, corresponding member for Section 1 on Basic Sciences, and Dr. Chantal Cappelletti, full Member for Section 2 on Engineering Sciences.

Prof. Mohamed Argoun, Prof. Paolo Gaudenzi, Prof. Giampiero Naletto, Prof. Amalia Ercoli Finzi, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Dr. Chantal Cappelletti, and Prof. Antonio Viviani.

21st IAA Humans in Space Symposium, 27-30 November 2017, Shenzhen, China The 21st IAA Humans in Space Symposium took place on 27-30 November 2017 in Shenzhen, China. Many participants gathered on this occasion and discussed the future challenges related to human spaceflights. The program was scheduled with a total of 14 regular technical sessions and more than 120 papers presented. There was also a dedicated Astronaut session. A gala dinner with an induction ceremony of newly elected Academicians was organized during the conference.

Astronauts, VIP participants and organizers at the opening ceremony of the IAA 21st Humans in Space Symposium on November 27, 2017
7th IAA-CSA Conference on Space Technology Innovation, November 23-24, 2017, Shanghai, China The Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) have successfully co-organized the 7th Conference on Space Technology Innovation held on November 23-24, 2017 in Shanghai, China. The conference focussed on the theme of how advanced space technology benefits human society, discuss related topics of space development, and further promote the international cooperation. Several different topics were discussed like satellite technology, satellite applications, commercialization of satellite applications, and international cooperation and policies.

IAA newly elected members in Shanghai, China

Prof. Riccardo Bevilacqua, 2017 IAA newly elected CM 2 The 1st IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA) took place in Orlando, Florida, USA on November 13-15, 2017. Many participants from 16 different countries and 17 US states gathered at this event. The conference covered broad-ranging technical and policy related aspects associated with the topic of Space Situational Awareness (SSA). Final program is now available online. Prof. Riccardo Bevilacqua received his 2017 IAA newly-elected diploma presented by Secretary-General Jean-Michel Contant at this occasion.

Dr. Jean-Michel Contant with Prof. Riccardo Bevilacqua, 2017 newly-elected Corresponding Member, Engineering Sciences Section.

IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA), 13-15 November 2017, Orlando

Due to the generous sponsorship from the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Florida (UF) held the 1st IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness (ICSSA), in Orlando, Florida. The ICSSA was hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando East-UCF Area, in Orlando, Florida, USA, from November 13th to November 15th 2017. In addition to UF and IAA, we were supported by the University of Arizona, the Ohio State University, Texas A&M, and the University of Central Florida (UCF). Program and Schedule are available.

ICSSA 2017 Orlando Conference participants

IAA Newly Elected Members 2017 in Adelaide, Australia
Many IAA new members were inducted on September 24, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia, during the Academy Day Honor Night Dinner. IAA awards were also given at this occasion: IAA von Karman award 2017 was given to Dr. Stamatios M. Krimigis. IAA Laurels for team achievement award 2017 was given to the IKAROS team represented by Dr. Yuichi Tsuda, Dr. Takayuki Yamamoto, Dr. Osamu Mori and Dr. Junichiro Kawaguchi. IAA Engineering Sciences Section Award 2017 was given to Dr. Seishiro Kibe. IAA Social Sciences Section Award 2017 was given to Dr. Rhoda S. Hornstein. The program of the Academy Day Adelaide is available.

IAA newly elected ceremony, Adelaide, Australia

1st IAA North East Asia Symposium on Small Satellites, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
The 1st IAA North East Asia Symposium on Small Satellites – titled “Serving the Needs for the Benefits of the Region” – took place in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar from August 21-23, 2017. Initiated by IAA academician Dr. M. Saandar on behalf of the Mongolian small satellite community the symposium was organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), hosted and supported by the Mongolian Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (MSPRS), the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) and MonMap Engineering Services as well as promoted by the Mongolian Ministry of Education, Culture, Sciences and Sports (MECSS), the National University of Mongolia (NUM), the Asian Association of Remote Sensing (AARS) and the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

Ulaanbaatar 2017 conference participants
IAA Situation Report on Space Debris - 2016
The IAA study group 5.14 has published its final report: “IAA Situation Report on Space Debris – 2016“, published in August 2017, 169 pages. This fifth report on orbital debris sponsored by the IAA is being issued at a time when so many aspects of the space environment are changing. There are an increasing number of countries operating in space; a more diverse suite of satellites and launchers and an influx of commercial investment into current and future space operations. Unfortunately, in addition to the enhanced benefits that these systems provide mankind, there is also more orbital debris threatening the new activities in space. This situation report has been written to provide a comprehensive, yet concise, coverage for the nontechnical reader of the many dimensions of orbital debris. As a result of the complex measurements and modeling across a diverse range of topics, the most up to date information is systematically provided across the “Situation Report”. This fact highlights the multi-disciplinary, international dimensions of the community collaborating to identify, characterize, and manage risks posed by orbital debris. It is also critical to understand that this “Situation Report” format was specifically selected to avoid having to make recommendations for research or action. This report primarily provides a snapshot of the important dimensions of space debris upon which mission- and country-specific recommendations may be based. To access the report, please visit the Space Debris Committee webpage.
12th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference
The 12th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference (LCPM-12) was held at the California Institute of Technology, on August 15-17, 2017. The three-day conference had 113 registered attendees from eight countries (United States, France, Japan, Israel, United Kingdom, Peru, Germany, Mexico), and consisted of 68 oral presentations spanning three days, a three-hour poster and networking reception, and a conference banquet. The focus of LCPM-12 was on small and/or lowcost planetary missions, defined to be on the scale of the NASA Discovery/ESA Cosmic Vision Small (S) Class and smaller, including SmallSats and CubeSats. The conference was intended to be an opportunity for scientists, technologists, engineers and project and agency managers to exchange ideas and information to enhance the viability and science return of low-cost robotic missions. Several VIPs were in attendance at the conference, including Dr. Jakob van Zyl, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Exploration Directorate, and David Schurr, Deputy Director of the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Pierre Bousquet, Head of Planetary Science at CNES, and Professor Hitoshi Kuninaka of JAXA-ISAS, Project Manager of the Hayabusa2 Asteroid Explorer mission.
IAA Regional Meeting in Pasadena, August 15 2017
The LCPM-12 conference held a banquet dinner at the Caltech Athenaeum, in conjunction with an IAA regional meeting and awards ceremony on August 15, 2017. Prior to dinner, brief words were made by Gregg Vane of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Scott Fouse of Lockheed Martin, highlighting the relationship between the IAA and the LCPM conference series, as well as the ongoing role of low-cost missions in space portfolios. Following dinner, new members of the IAA were inducted, and recent IAA members received their membership certificates in a ceremony led by Dr. Otfrid Liepack of JPL and Dr. Ed Stone of Caltech. Those inducted included: • Robert Green, CM1 • Frank Webb, CM1 • Janis Chodas, CM2 • Hitoshi Kuninaka, CM2 • Gustavo Medina Tanco, CM4 • Rosaly Lopes, M1 • Robert Pappalardo, M1 • Hajime Yano, M1.

Regional Secretary Dr. Otfrid Liepack, former IAA President Dr. Ed Stone and newly elected Full Member 2017 Dr. Rosaly M.C. Lopes (Basic Sciences Section)

6th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure
The 6th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure took place on August 03-04, 2017 in Mamaia, Romania. The event was organised by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and this year’s edition was “Disruptive innovation and critical space infrastructure”. When it comes to the functioning of advanced societies, the increasing dependence on certain space systems places them firmly in the area of critical infrastructure, whose disruption or destruction would generate lasting damage. In this context, the aim of the event was to bring space experts at the same table and build a common rationale and straightforward understanding of the ways in which short and long-term space-related action should be framed for the benefit of all actors involved. Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and IAA Trustee gave the opening presentation of the conference and moderated one of the three conference sessions on the larger theme of Disruptive innovation and critical space infrastructure. Session 1: Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, Session 2: Mega-constellations, Nano-satellites, Nano-launchers and Session 3: Persistent communication and surveillance systems, orbital bodies removal.
4th IAA Symposium on Space Flight Safety
The 4th IAA Symposium on Space Flight Safety was held in St. Petersburg, Russia on 03-05 July 2017. Several topics were discussed during the Symposium such as Fire safety of Space vehicles, Protection of Space structures from space debris collisions and micrometeoroids, Safety at launch place and during takeoff, Propulsion systems, Radiation hazards and safety, and Supercomputer predictive modeling for ensuring Space program safety.
IAA Torino Conference
The 10th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration – Towards the Moon Village & Beyond was held in Torino, Italy on 27-29 June 2017. This three-days International Symposium on the future of Space Exploration was organized by the International Academy of Astronautics and Politecnico di Torino. Program and papers are now available on the conference website.
Torino 2017 Conference dinner partiipants
3rd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems
Leading world experts of space flight mechanics gathered in Moscow, Russia at the occasion of the 3rd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems. DYCOSS 2017 took place at the RUDN University from May 30 to June 1st, 2017. Participants from 18 countries including USA, China, Canada, Great Britain, Brazil, Italy, France and Israel, met to share experience in practical solution of space research issues within 8 technical sessions.

Moscow DYCOSS 2017 conference participants

Global Satellite System for monitoring and forecasting of the Earth seismic activity
The IAA study group 1.8 has published its final report: “Global Satellite System for monitoring and forecasting of the Earth seismic activity”, published in May 2017, 131 pages. The Cosmic Study shows that Ionosphere precursors of increasing seismic activity are still difficult to identify and even theory of seismic-ionosphere need to be elaborated. As a consequence the Cosmic Study calls for research to verify hypotheses concerning mechanisms of the seismo-ionosphere link. The data of the atmosphere and ionosphere were analyzed and the need of a constellation was elaborated to allow permanent measurements and the IAA Cosmic Study concludes on a call for cooperation to make the constellation fully international.
6th IAA Conference on Space Technologies - Present and Future
The 6th IAA Conference on Space Technologies – Present and Future was held in Yuzhnoye State Design Office from May 23 to May 26, 2017 in Dnepr, Ukraine. More than 450 scientists and specialists from 20 countries attended the conference. 290 presentations were heard and discussed during 6 subject sessions and 11 more – during a plenary session.

Dnepr 2017 Conference participants

IAA Planetary Defense Conference 2017
More than 200 participants attended the 5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference, in Tokyo, Japan from 15 to 19 May 2017. Conference program is available on the conference website. The conference included a hypothetical NEO/Earth impact event scenario. Live streaming was available.

Tokyo PDC 2017 conference participants

IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation
The 11th International Academy of Astronautics Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, held on 24-27 April 2017 in Berlin, Germany, was attended by more than 250 representatives from across the industry, government, and academic institutions of 37 countries. The symposium was opened by a motivating keynote address, followed by not only a rich technical program with more than 60 paper presentations across 15 sessions, two poster sessions comprised of nearly 50 summaries, but also an exhibition with a wide array of system and subsystem offerings needed for developing small satellite missions, launch accommodation, ground services, and information processing.

Berlin 2017 conference participants

7th European Conference on Space Debris
More than 350 scientists, engineers, managers and operators of space infrastructure from industry and universities, in addition to decision-makers from the world’s leading space-faring nations, gathered from 18 to 21 April 2017 for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris at ESA‘s European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt. The conference, which takes place every four years, is one of the largest and most significant gatherings of its kind in the world. The conference was opened by ESA Director General Jan Woerner and with an introduction by Dr. Holger Krag, Head of ESA Space Debris Office. Keynote by NASA’s former orbital debris chief scientist Donald Kessler. Several topics were addressed like the current practice in implementing debris avoidance measures, novel concepts for the active removal of debris, the deployment of large constellations of several thousand satellites for telecommunications, the proliferation of small satellites, CubeSats and nanosatellite swarms, megaconstellations, active removal and European efforts toward space situational awareness and surveillance, measurements and modelling, atmospheric reentry survival and the risk on the ground, and hypervelocity impacts in space.

Darmstadt 2017 conference participants

IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites: Advanced Technologies and Distributed Systems
The 1st International Academy of Astronautics Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites: Advanced Technologies and Distributed Systems was successfully held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 07-10, 2017. There was 14 technical sessions and also poster sessions. Topics discussed during the symposium were on Small Satellites worldwide: achievements and trends; Small Satellites in Latin America: achievements and trends; Ongoing and projected Small Satellite projects with Latin American participation; Segmented architecture and Distributed Instruments; Small Satellite technologies.

Buenos Aires 2017 conference participants

IAA Newly Elected 2016 in Paris - 20 March 2017
More than 130 Academicians and their guests attended the IAA Dinner Award Ceremony on Monday 20 March 2017 in Paris, France. Newly elected members were inducted by IAA President P. Jankowitsch, Vice-President Liu Jiyuan, Vice-President H. Matsuo, Vice-President A. Perminov, Secretary General JM. Contant and Academician A. Viviani. The following Academicians were inducted as IAA Corresponding Members: Irina Farquhar, Matthias Hetscher, Karen S. McBride, Yuichiro Nogawa, Keyur C. Patel and Vladimir Prokhorovich (Engineering Sciences Section), Irina Shumilina and Jack J.W.A. Van Loon (Life Sciences Section), Blaine Baggett, Michaela Gitsch and Michalis Michael (Social Sciences Section). The following Academicians were inducted as IAA Full Members: Mengu Cho, Edward Crawley, Christian Heipke, Bernard Zappoli (Engineering Sciences Section), Gerd Gruppe (Life Sciences Section), Phedon Phedonos (Social Sciences Section). At this occasion, Dieter Blottner and Michele Salanova received the IAA Life Sciences book award; Volker Gass and Claude Nicollier received the IAA Social Sciences book award.

Newly elected award ceremony dinner, Paris, France

IAA - ISPRS MOU
A Memorandum of Understanding was established between the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) in order to establish long term cooperation. The MOU was signed by the IAA President Peter Jankowitsch and the ISPRS President Christian Heipke on March 20, 2017 in Paris, France at IAA Headquarters. The IAA, as a society composed of high level elected space experts recognized by their peers, and the ISPRS as a society composed of high level members devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing and their applications intend to develop jointly, coordinate or cross exchange information and programs for mutual benefit.

Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General, Dr. Christian Heipke, ISPRS President, Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, IAA President and Dr. Rainer Sandau, IAA Technical Director.

IAA Laurels 2016 - Horizons Pluto Mission
The International Academy of Astronautics has created in 2001 a special Award to recognize extraordinary performance and achievement by a team of scientists, engineers and managers in the field of Astronautics. The Laurels for Team Achievement Award 2016 ceremony took place on 05 January 2017 at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, USA. At this occasion, the New Horizons Pluto Mission team received the Laurels for Team Achievement Award 2016.

The Laurels for Team Achievement Award 2016 ceremony (New Horizons Pluto Mission), 5 January 2017, the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, USA. From the left to the right:
C. Hersman, APL, A. Calloway, APL, SM Krimigis, APL, Y. Guo, APL, J. Green, NASA HQ, Director of the Planetary Science Division of the Science Mission Directorate, M. Holdridge, APL, H. Weaver, APL, V. Mallder, APL (holding open IAA certificate)
JM Contant, IAA, GH. Fountain, APL, A Bowman, APL, RL McNutt, Jr., APL, A. Ocampo, NASA HQ, MG Ryschkewitsch, APL (Space Exploration Sector Head) C. Neibur, NASA HQ
IAA Cosmic Study on energetic particle radiation
The IAA study group 1.5 has published its final report: “The Energetic Particle Radiation Hazard en route to and at Mars”. Published in March 2017, 403 pages. We understand today that the potential health hazard posed to crews in deep space due to energetic particle radiation is a matter of even greater complexity than was recognized in earlier times. Scientists, Engineers and Biologists worldwide are presently investigating, in many interdisciplinary communities the problems concerned using new avenues of approach, backed up by powerful diagnostic tools, in an attempt to find a viable solution. The outcome of these multidisciplinary approaches will decide if the vulnerability of the human body will ultimately confine humanity to the cradle of Mother Earth or if, rather, mankind can indeed in future populate distant environments.
IAA Cosmic Study on Regional Cooperation in Space
The IAA study group 5.11 has published its final report: “Global Perspectives on Regional Cooperation in Space: Policies, Governance & Legal Tools “. Published in March 2017, 269 pages. This IAA Cosmic Study focuses on four geographic regions: the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The majority of the contributions emphasizes the present status of regional cooperation, and makes recommendations for enhanced collaboration as well as areas for future study and collaboration.
IAA Newsletter 2016
IAA Newly Elected Beijing 2016 Symposium
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and China Center for Aerospace Science and Technology International Communications (CCASTIC) of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) jointly organized the Symposium on International Space Cooperation in Promoting Economic and Social Development of Developing Countries and IAA Academy Day in Beijing on 25-26 November 2016. More than 200 delegates from government departments, embassies in China, space enterprises, space scientific research institutions of more than 10 countries like China, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia, the United States, Ukraine and Venezuela, as well as international organizations have attended this event.

Prof. Liu Yongding, M3, Mr. Li Guoping, CM4, Prof. Li Yingxian, M3, Prof. Hiroki Matsuo, Vice-President Finance, Prof. Liu Jiyuan, Vice-President Publications, Prof. Jin Qiming, CM2, Prof. Wang Xiaodong, M4 and Prof. Song Zhengyu, M2.

IAA book on Mars exploration
The IAA study group 3.16 has published its final report: “Global Human Mars System Missions Exploration – Goals, Requirements and Technologies “. Published in August 2016, 152 pages. Human Missions to Mars have been studied individually by several Space Agencies over the past decades. However, a cooperative Human Mars mission framework including, but not limited to requirements and technologies, is missing. The book identifies, assess and synthesizes a global set of goals with its related criteria requirements for future human exploration of the Mars system and establish technology opportunities and roadmaps in the context of promising cooperative exploration scenarios. The study aims to identify means to minimize the risks at global level.
IAA Academy Day Guadalajara, Mexico
Many Academicians attended the Academy Day Guadalajara opened by IAA President Dr. Peter Jankowitsch on Sunday 25 September 2016. IAA Vice-President Dr. Francisco Mendieta welcomed the participants and gave a presentation on the results of the IAA Head of Space Agencies Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management, held in Mexico on September 2015. During the Academy Day, several IAA studies were presented. Newly elected members were inducted in Guadalajara during the Awards Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The program with detailed information on the Academy day Guadalajara is available.
Mamaia conference 2016
The 5th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure has been jointly organized by the International Academy of Astronautics and the Romanian Space Agency on August 09-10, 2016 in Mamaia, Romania. The participants of the 5th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure came from institutions like the European Space Agency, DLR – German Aerospace Centre, Centre of Space Technologies Institute of Aviations, Warsaw, Poland as well as the Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA. Romania has been represented by the Romanian Space Agency, Romanian Parliament – Chamber of Deputies, Sub-committee for Space, Politechnica University of Bucharest, Institute of Space Sciences, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency, Polytechnic Institute Bucharest and private companies and thinktanks.
IAA Newly Elected Members
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected in July 2016 new members, many of whom were inducted on 25 September 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.
NE 2016 at Lockheed
Newly elected ceremony on June 17, 2016 at Bethesda, VA, USA.
Participants left to right: Ms. Kay Sears, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Space Systems Company, Dr. Robie Samanta-Roy, Vice President, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Corp Engineering, Tech. and Operations,Ms. Mary Snitch, Sr. Staff, Industry Organizations, Space Systems Company, Mr. Richard Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Space Systems Company (New member Section 2), Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General, International Academy of Astronautics, Ms. Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mr. Rodney Makoske, Senior Vice President, Corp. Engineering, Technology and Operations, Mrs. Corinne Jorgenson, President, Advancing Space, Mr. Scott Fouse, Vice President, Advanced Technology Center, Space Systems Company.
HSE Korolev, Moscow, Russia
The International Academy of Astronautics Human in Space Exploration conference, attended by more than 600 participants, was successfully held in Korolev city near Moscow on 24-26 May 2016. There was 7 parallel technical sessions with 270 papers. The result of the conference will serve to prepare the next IAA Head of Space Agencies summit.
1st STEM STEAM Symposium, Paris
The International Academy of Astronautics held the First Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math “STEM/STEAM in Space” on Friday 25 March 2016 in Paris, France. The theme was “Emerging STEM / STEAM and Space”. This symposium was organized under the auspices of the IAA Study Group 6.16 on “STEM/STEAM for Space Grand Challenges”. Program is available.
IAA newly elected 2015 in Paris
21 March 2016 Award Ceremony Dinner of the International Academy of Astronautics, Paris, France. IAA newly elected 2015 induction ceremony with President Peter Jankowitsch, Vice-President Anatoly Perminov, Vice-President Hiroki Matsuo, Vice-President Liu Jiyuan, Trustee Section 1 Chairman Ralph McNutt, Trustee Section 2 Chairman Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Trustee Section 3 Chairman Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli, Trustee Section 4 Chairman Marius-Ioan Piso, Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant and SAC Vice-Chair Studies Antonio Viviani.
Space Physiology
The IAA study group 2.13 has published its final report: “Space Physiology and Medicine in the Exploration Era: the IAA Virtual Institute of Space Life Sciences and medicine “. Published in March 2016, 21 pages. In view of future space exploration goals, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) space physiology and medicine community strongly advocates increasing the available opportunities for life sciences research in space and on the ground, including research in medicine, physiology, biology, neurobehavioral and radiation effects, and concurrently increasing efforts to better link the results of life sciences research on Earth and in space. Such a strengthening of the ties between groundbased and space research will be beneficial for both parties by improving health care on Earth and supporting human exploration of space. It will also substantially increase the support for human spaceflight in the general population, as the results can be directly applied to normal ground-based medicine. These goals can be achieved by the following actions: • Strengthen the links between space and terrestrial life sciences; • Strengthen international collaboration in space life sciences; • Strengthen joint research on fundamental questions in the life sciences; • Maintain the opportunities to study human physiology and molecular as well as animal model systems in microgravity and the radiation environment in orbit by extending the lifetime of the International Space Station and through direct collaborations with governments and companies, thus providing extended opportunities for studying long-term human adaptation to microgravity; • Perform human exploration step-by-step with sound scientific tasks for the astronauts; • Consider relevant scientific research beyond the scope of the International Space Station, in line with the goals set out under the ISECG (2013) Global Exploration Road Map, to undertake planetary exploration. In order to achieve these ambitious goals, the IAA Life Sciences Community advocates the formation of a “Virtual Institute of Space Life Sciences and Medicine (VISLSaM)”. The basic concept of this institute is described in the current study.
e-learning
The IAA study group 2.8 has published its final report:”e-learning education and content sharing; technical and legal issues in space Life sciences “. Published in March 2016, 95 pages. The study investigated the status of e-learning in the Life Sciences section in collaborations with other scientific fields and especially focused on the search, sharing and digital rights of educational materials, technologies and technological platforms used in educational activities. The overall goals of the study group were mainly, and by promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration in space medicine, to report on (electronic) educational activities occurring around the globe in this scientific area, to facilitate the registration of experiences on the utilization of contemporary platforms/environments for e-learning deployment, to spread experiences related to conformance with educational standards, to facilitate the e-exchange of educational digital material among educators and finally experiment with the implementation of digital copyright.
UN IAA Workshop Human Space Technology
UN-IAA Costa Rica Workshop on Human Space Technology was held on 07-11 March 2016 in San José, Costa Rica. It was well organized and well attended by participants from all over the world. Among the attendees were Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica, Mr. Eduardo Trejos Lalli, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Marcelo Jenkins, Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Prof. Giancarlo Genta representing the IAA, Dr. Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Mr. Bill Nelson, US Senator (Florida), Costa Rican Astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz, and Ms. Simonetta di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. More than 8000 kids attended the Astronaut Public Forum, event with seven astronauts in the stadium. Working groups have been very active and several recommendations were made.
IAA Laurels 2015 award in Bonn, Germany
23 February 2016 Philae Team Laurels ceremony hosted by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Bonn, Germany. Recipients of the IAA Laurels for team achievement award 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
IAA Newsletter 2015
Newly elected ceremony in Roma, Italy
The 3rd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on University Satellite Mission, Cubesat Workshop & International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization (IWLS2) gathered more than 130 participants at the Palazzo Rospigliosi in Roma, Italy on November 30- December 05, 2015. The opening ceremony was chaired by Amalia Ercoli Finzi (M2, PolyMi, Italy), Antonio Esposito (ASI), Jean-Michel Contant (Secretary General IAA, France), Filippo Graziani (M2 and Trustee, President GAUSS, Italy), Vladimir Andreev (M2, ISC Kosmotras, Russia), Vladimir Solovey (CM2, Russia). During the conference a ceremony recognized newly elected members, from left to right: Filippo Graziani (IAA Trustee), Francesco Torchia (Italy), member life science section, Officer of the Italian Air Force Medical Corps and new member of the Commission 2, Abdussalam Saleh (Libya), member engineering sciences section, Head of Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya and Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General.
CSA-IAA Shanghai 2015 Conference
The Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the International Academy of Aeronautics (IAA) have successfully co-organized International Conference on Space Technology Innovation for five times. The 6th conference was held from November 10-12, 2015 in Shanghai, China. The conference focussed on the theme of how advanced space technology benefits human society, discuss related topics of space development, and further promote the international cooperation. Plenary, technical sessions and technical visits were arranged. The conference covered the following topics: satellite technology, satellite applications, commercialization of satellite applications, and international cooperation and policies.
Academy Day Beijing 2015
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Academy Day was held on Friday November 6th, 2015 in Beijing, China. Welcome Address was given by Prof. Liu Jiyuan, IAA Vice President. The Academy Day program is available.
Heads of Space Agencies Summit, Mexico
On Friday 18 September 2015, the IAA Heads of Space Agencies SUMMIT on Climate Change and Disaster Management attended by 25 agency leaders was held by the IAA to engage active dialogue on topics of global concern and participants welcomed a Mexico Declaration. The Summit, hosted by the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), and sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corp., China RS Geoinformatics, ESA, CNES AEM, ROSA and SpaceNews addressed all aspects of the contribution of space activities to the understanding and solving of the challenges of climate change and disaster management. The opening ceremony was chaired by Mtra Monica Aspe, Vice-Minister for Telecommunications of the Mexican Government, Ignacio Pichardo Lechuga, Federal Deputy of Mexico, Contralmirant Froylan Jimenez Colorado, Joint General Director of Communications of SEMAR and General of Division Carlos Rodriguez Munguia, Head of the Mexican Air Forces. The IAA summit was very successful and attended by over 300 participants. The IAA appreciated the presence of Luis Ramirez Quintanilla of Chile who maintained his participation while his country experienced a very severe earthquake a few days ago. A meeting of the Heads of space agencies with Mexican students chaired by Marius Ioan Piso, ROSA and Johann-Dietrich Woerner, ESA, followed the summit. A press conference also followed the event with Dr. Francisco Mendieta, AEM, Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General, Dr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, CNES, Sandile Malinga, SANSA, South Africa, Alice Bunn, UK Space Agency and Ger Niewpoort, space agency of the Netherlands.
Climate Change & Disaster Management Conference in Mexico
As an introduction to the Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management, the International Academy of Astronautics organized on Thursday 17 September 2015, an IAA International CONFERENCE on Climate Change and Disaster Management entitled “Space Systems for the Benefit of Earth and Humankind” in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General, kicked-off the conference with opening remarks, then three keynotes were addressed by Dr. Carlos Nobre, Brazil, Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA, United States and Dr. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director UNOOSA. The six technical sessions focused respectively on: Carbon Monitoring System, Earthquakes and Disaster Management and Big Data and Land Remote Sensing, Water and Weather, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Space in Support of People. The IAA conference was very successful and attended by over 300 participants. Keynote Speakers – IAA Climate Change & Disaster Management Conference, From left to right: Dr JM Contant, Secretary General IAA, Ellen Stofan, NASA, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President CNES, Francisco Mendieta, AEM, Simonetta di Pippo, Director UNOOSA, Dr Carlos Nobre, Brazil, Dr James H Crocker, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Academy Day Jerusalem
The IAA Academy Day was held in Jerusalem, Israel on Sunday 11 October 2015. At this occasion IAA Press releases on awards and new members were published. Newly elected members 2015 were inducted during the IAA Award Dinner.
IAA von Karman Award 2015 Dr Hiroki Matsuo
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has attributed the Theodore von Karman Award for 2015 to Dr. Hiroki Matsuo, Japan Manned Systems Corporation’s Science Adviser, in recognition for his life-time efforts in advancing space research and applications, his leading role both in launch vehicle development and in interplanetary endeavors such as Halley’s Armada and Hayabusa, his outstanding leadership of Japanese space policy through chairing the Space Activities Commission, his fruitful dedication to education, as well as his remarkable contributions to international cooperation and to the International Academy of Astronautics. IAA Press Release 15-03 is available.
IAA Laurels 2015 to Philae team
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has attributed the Laurels for Team Achievement Award for 2015 to the Philae Lander team. The 2015 Laurels for Team Achievement recognizing extraordinary performance and achievement by a team of scientists, engineers and managers in the field of Astronautics, are given to the team of engineers and managers, whose talent, skills and dedication made possible Philae Lander. The citation reads as follow: the 2015 Laurels for Team Achievements is given to the team of scientists and engineers whose creativity and expertise made possible the development and operation of Philae Lander which conducted the first-ever successful cometary soft landing, the first cometary surface operations, and the first cometary in-situ science collection. International cooperation and partnership were essential for the success of this remarkable mission. IAA Press Release 15-05 is available.
Space Systems, Mamaia 2015
The 4th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure took place on 06-07 August, 2015 in Mamaia, Romania. The conference was organised by the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) jointly with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). The focus of the conference was to identify new trends and threats of space critical infrastructure (SCI) and the interdependencies of these SCI to other critical infrastructures (CI). The conference report aims at reviewing the activities undertaken in Mamaia as well as to offer a background for better understanding the rationalities behind this series of conferences. It is important to note as well further milestones and directions of action in the field of space critical infrastructures and their interdependencies on other vital systems, technologies and services. Consequently, the report is divided into three parts, as follows: introduction to the conference, organisation of the conference, and results, conclusions and further actions.
Future of Space Exploration, Turin, Italy
The 9th IAA Symposium on The Future of Space Exploration – Towards New Global Programmes took place on 07-09 July, 2015 in Torino, Italy.
IAA Spring meetings
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected new members 2015, many of whom were inducted on 11 October 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.
Humans in Space 2015
The 20th IAA Humans in Space Symposium took place on 29 June – 03rd July, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. In the Prague Diplomat Hotel there were more than 200 world experts on human spaceflights discussing the future challenges. During the week, there were a total of 17 regular sessions with 141 reports. Throughout the week there was also accessible the poster session in the foyer with 33 posters that were made predominantly by students and young scientists. Among the participants of the Symposium there have been 12 scientists from the Czech Republic who ended up on the fifth place in the statistics of amount of the participants from each country. First places went to the Russian Federation, Germany, the United States and China, that are world leaders in space research. Significant role in the smooth running of the Symposium played high school and university students who had worked as volunteers and thanks to that had the opportunity to meet leading experts and also the astronauts Dumitru Prunariu, Reinhold Ewald and Leroy Chiao. Conference report is available.
SFS Symposium 2015
The 2nd IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium took place on 29 June – 03rd July, 2015 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

 

HOA meeting in Paris at CNES
On Monday 15 June 2015, 27 Heads of Space Agencies or delegations gathered in CNES Headquarters, Paris, France. The dinner hosted by Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, was an occasion to discuss and prepare the Summit declaration. Among the participants were Francisco Javier Mendietta, Head of Mexican Space Agency, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, DLR / ESA, Talgat Musabayev, Space Agency of Kazakhstan, Bo Andersen, Norwegian Space Center, Marek Banaszkiewicz, Polish Space Agency, David Parker, UK Space Agency, Olle Norberg, Swedish National Space Board, Daniel Neuenschwander, Switzerland Space Agency, Etienne Massard Makaga, Space Agency of Gabon, as well as Alain Ratier, Director General of EUMETSAT and delegations from Australia, Azerbajian, Belgium, China, UAE, Spain, Hungary, Italy and Ukraine . The Heads of Space Agencies Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management will be held in Mexico on 18 September 2015. (© CNES/O. PASCAUD, 2015)
IAA LCPM 2015 in Berlin
The 11th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference took place on 09-11 June, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. More than 150 international participants gathered on this occasion. The IAA Low-Cost Planetary Mission Conference is a forum for planetary scientists, technologists, engineers, project managers and agency officials to gather for the exchange of information and ideas for making robotic missions (such as NASA’s Discovery program, ESA’s Cosmic Vision Small Class and Medium program, JAXA’s Hayabusa missions, ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 mission) richer scientifically while remaining affordably low-cost.
Space conference in Ukraine
The 5th International Conference ‘Space Technologies: Present and Future’ was held on 19-21 May 2015 in Dnepropetrovsk under the aegis of the International Academy of Astronautics. Yuzhnoye State Design Office and IAA Ukrainian branch were the main organizers.
More than 260 scientists and specialists from twenty countries of the world took part in the conference activity. Among those were Oleg Uruskyi, Head of State Space Agency of Ukraine; members of IAA Board of Trustees: Prof. Marius-Ioan Piso, Head of Space Agency of Romania and Filippo Graziani, Professor of La Sapienza University of Rome; Claude Nicollier, Swiss Astrophysicist, Astronaut of European Space Agency, Participant of four space flights; Yaroslav Yatskiv, Member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Deputy Head of the Space Board.
More than 125 papers were presented during the five sessions of the conference and 8 papers were delivered during the plenary session. Two round-table discussions were held on the urgent issues of space technologies: ‘Interorbital Space Service’ and ‘Problems of Space Debris Removal from Near-Earth Space’.
IAA Regional meeting in USA
A US Regional Meeting took place on May 8th in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, USA. It consisted of a SpaceX visit, in which the 20 participants had the chance to see the fabrication area of launch systems and the dragon capsule. The tour included also a conversation with Hans Koenigsmann, VP for Mission Assurance, at SpaceX. Past, current and future activities were discussed. Topics were related to Mission Operations, complexity of launch systems and SpaceX plans to go to Mars. At the end of the visit the group had the chance to meet with Elon Musk, who was inducted as a full member into the IAA. Other new members included Susan Smrekar, Olivier Contant, Matthew Schaefer and John Baker. The day ended with a dinner at a restaurant in El Segundo.
IAA Symposium in Berlin
The 10th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation took place on 20-24 April, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. More than 120 papers and posters were presented. The areas of interest of this year’s biannual symposium are all components of small satellite missions, like spacecraft concepts and subsystems, instruments and sensors, ground stations and communication, launch systems, distributes space systems, and lessons learned. The symposium includes again a student prize paper competition. The keynote and the panel discussion are focused on entrepreneurship on space.
Planetary Defense Conference 2015
The 4th IAA Planetary Defense Conference took place from 13 to 17 April, 2015 in Frascati, Italy. This excellent IAA Planetary Defence Conference – PDC 2015 – concluded on Friday 17 April after 5 hectic days of exemplary presentations: nearly 250 participants and 170 Papers and Posters. The following topics were discussed: Planetary Defense – Recent Progress & Plans, NEO Discovery and Characterization, Mitigation Techniques & Missions, Impact Effects that Inform Warning, Mitigation & Costs and Consequence Management & Education. A detailed asteroid impact exercise completed the week at the ESA ESRIN site in Frascati Italy. Thank you to all who contributed and supported this very successful event. Live video coverage of the conference was available and you may check the video replay at:
http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Sets/PDC2015
SETI Conference 2015
The 6th IAA Symposium on Search for Life Signatures organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and co-sponsored by ASTRON took place on March 26-27, 2015 in Paris, France. SETI (the “Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence”) refers to the experiments intended to find either radio or optical signals from extraterrestrial societies situated on planets around other stars. The largest radio telescopes world-wide have occasionally pursued SETI searches since 1960, in most cases hunting for signals near in frequency to 1420 MHz (the emission line of neutral hydrogen). Optical SETI searches have been pursued since the 1990s. These attempts to detect extraterrestrial signals are called “Passive SETI”. Several experts discussed different topics on radio astronomy, SETI, related aspects about planets orbiting the Sun and other stars, habitability and life signatures, as well as on the technological and societal aspects of finding extra-terrestrial life and establishing “contact”. Conference report is now available.
Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management
The 1st IAA/IISL Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management – Space Based Systems and their Applications: Technological and Legal Perspectives (i3CDM) took place on February 26-28, 2015 at Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, India. The i3CDM Conference co-organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), and the Indian Space Organisation (ISRO) was addressing all aspects of the contribution of space activities to understanding and solving the problems of climate change and disaster management. The i3CDM Conference was attended by 280 participants and nearly 90 papers were presented together with a roundtable of Heads of Space Agencies of India, France, Romania and Mexico. The International Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management (i3CDM) has recommended 11 points to reduce uncertainties in climate assessment and prediction. Several media reported on this event.
IAA Newly Elected Member in Kovalam, India
On February 26-28, 2015 at Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, India, several newly elected members were introduced in the Academy: Shailesh Nayak, Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Earth Sciences (Member Social Science section), Kiran Kumar, new Chairman ISRO (Member of the Engineering Science section), K.N. Ninan, Director PCM of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (Member of the Engineering Science section), Anil Bhardwaj, Director Space Physics Laboratory (Corresponding Member Basic Science section), and John Zachariah, Deputy Director Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (Corresponding Member Social Science section).
IAA Newsletter 2014
1st Latin America Cubesat Workshop The 1st IAA Latin America Cubesat Workshop took place in Brasilia, Brazil, from 08 December to 11 December 2014. Delegates from 26 countries gathered in Brasilia on this occasion.
Academy Day Beijing 2014 The International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day Beijing, China was held on November 25, 2014. Several Academicians received their diplomas during this Academy Day meeting in Beijing.
Academy Day Kiev 2014 International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day was held in Kiev, Ukraine on November 06, 2014. Academicians attended this joint IAA-NASU meeting with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Scientific program and report are available.
Academy Day Toronto 2014
International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day was held in Toronto, Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 28, 2014. IAA Newly Elected Members were inducted during the Academy Day Dinner in Toronto.
Moscow State University The International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day was held in Moscow, Russia at the Moscow State University on August 2nd, 2014. On the occasion of the 40th Scientific Assembly of COSPAR, the Academy Day Moscow was chaired by Lev Zeleny and Gregg Vane. Scientific program is available.
3rd IAA - RACTs Conference
The 3rd IAA – RACTs Conference on Scientific and Technological Experiments on Automatic Space Vehicles and Small Satellites was held on September 09-11, 2014 in Samara, Russia.
IAA Space Flight Safety Symposium
The IAA Conference on Space Flight Safety was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia on July 28-31, 2014. On this occasion many experts gathered and discussed Space Flight Safety topics such as Fire safety of Space vehicles, Protection of Space structures from space debris collisions and micrometeoroids, Safety at launch place and during takeoff, Radiation hazards and safety, and Supercomputer predictive modeling for ensuring Space program safety
2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS) The 2nd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DYCOSS) organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) with the cooperation of the American Astronautical Society (AAS) aiming to join specialists in dynamics and control of space systems was held in Roma, Italy in the Palazzo Rospigliosi, on March 24-26, 2014. Papers were presented during the conference on several topics such as Attitude dynamics and control, Attitude sensors and actuators, Dynamics and control of large space structures and tethers, Mission design and optimization, Optimal control in space flight dynamics, Orbital dynamics and determination, Satellite constellations and formation flying, Space structures development and verification, Spacecraft guidance, navigation and control.
5th IAA Search for Life Signatures Symposium participants The 5th IAA Search for Life Signatures Symposium was held on March 20-21, 2014 at UNESCO, Paris, France. Speakers during the opening ceremony were Madhavan Nair, IAA President, Lidia Brito, UNESCO Director of Division of Science Policy & Capacity Building (SC/PCB), Michael A. Garrett, ASTRON General and Scientific Director, Jean-Michel Contant, IAA Secretary General and Claudio Maccone, IAA Director Space Exploration. The discovery since 1995 of more than 2000 extrasolar planets makes it clear that both Passive and Active SETI may now be “targeted” towards exoplanets that are situated within habitable zones, further increasing the probability of a SETI success.
IAA Newly Elected Corresponding Members 2013
More than 130 Academicians and their guests attended the IAA Dinner Award Ceremony on Monday 17 March 2014 in Paris, France. Newly elected members were inducted by IAA President M. Nair, Vice-President Y. d’Escatha, Vice-President Liu Jiyuan, Vice-President H. Matsuo, Vice-President A. Perminov, Secretary General JM. Contant and Academician A. Viviani.
The following Academicians were inducted as IAA Corresponding Members: Jacob Van Zyl (Basic Sciences Section), Vladislav Solovey and Akira Tsuchida (Engineering Sciences Section), Giangrande Barresi and Jana Robinson (Social Sciences Section).
The following Academicians were inducted as IAA Full Members: Sabine Schindler (Basic Sciences Section), Marco d’Errico, Simonetta Di Pippo, Serge Flamenbaum, Anatoly Tonkonozhenko and Sergei Zolotoy (Engineering Sciences Section), Ali Al-Mashat, Ciro Arevalo-Yepes and Andrea Kleinsasser (Social Sciences Section).
At this occasion, Giancarlo Genta received the IAA Engineering Sciences section award.
IAA Spring meetings
International Academy of Astronautics IAA Spring Meetings, Paris, France. For a detailed list of IAA meetings held in March 2014, please visit the IAA past activities section.
IAA Summit 2014, Washington DC The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) conducted a Heads of Space Agencies Summit on space exploration (Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration) in Washington D.C., United States, on 10 January 2014. 32 Heads of Space Agencies gathered in Washington DC to discuss topics of international importance on Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration and new fresh ideas on international cooperation through the following round tables:
1) The Importance of International Cooperation
2) Space Stations
3) Space Exploration: LEO & Beyond
4) Benefits of Space Exploration.
The International Academy of Astronautics announces the IAA Summit declaration that was welcomed by all agencies leaders.
The International Academy of Astronautics has proposed to Space Agencies specific activities enhancing global cooperation in space exploration which have resulted from the Heads of Space Agencies Summit in 2010. The IAA welcomes participation in these specific activities by Space Agencies.
IAA Space Exploration Conference The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) held a space exploration conference (Planetary Robotic and Human Spaceflight Exploration) in Washington D.C., United States, on 9 January 2014. The program is available on this website. There was the following parallel sessions:
1) Human Aspects in Spaceflight
2) Scientific Goals in Robotics Missions
3) Technical Factors: Enabling Technologies /Common Requirements
4) Private Industry’s Role in Space Exploration and Exploitation: Technical, Policy and Legal Considerations
5) Space Exploration: The Imperative of Global Cooperation
6) Space Stations Utilization for Robotics and Human Spaceflight Exploration
IAA Newsletter 2013
Space Elevators
The IAA study group 3.13 has published its final report: IAA cosmic study on Space Elevators: an Assessment of the Technological Feasibility and the Way Forward, published in 2013, 349 pages. This book addresses the simple and complex issues that have been identified through the development of space elevator concepts over the last decade. The report begins with a summary of those ideas in Edwards’ and Westling’s book The Space Elevator (2003). Out of these beginnings has risen a worldwide cadre focused upon their areas of expertise as applied to space elevator development and operational infrastructure. The report answers some basic questions about the feasibility of a space elevator infrastructure. A preview of the main questions and answers shows the depth and breadth of this Cosmic Study: Why a space elevator? Can it be done? How would all the elements fit together to create a system of systems? What are the technical feasibility of each major space elevator element?
IAA Regional Meeting in Columbia On 31 October and 1 November 2013 an international seminar on space law and sovereignty was held in Bogota chaired by the head of the Columbia Commission of Space. On the same day the first was held at University Sergio Arboleda. Dr. Jean-Michel Contant gave a one hour lecture about the Academy activities. The meeting was attended by numerous students from the following areas of the Universidad Sergio Arboleda: Social Communication and Journalism, engineering, mathematics and philosophy.
IAA Cosmic Study on Space Debris Environment Remediation
The IAA study group 5.5 has published its final report: IAA cosmic study on Space Debris Environment Remediation, Published 2013, 85 pages. The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has been investigating the status and the stability of the space debris environment in several studies by first looking into space traffic management possibilities, and then investigating means of mitigating the creation of space debris. The present report, with a focus on removal concepts and technical options for debris environment remediation, is intended to pave the way for a follow-on IAA study on “Orbital Debris Removal: Policy, Legal, Political and Economic Considerations”. That study addresses in more detail the feasibility of technical, operational, legal and economical solution approaches.
IAA Newly Elected Members, Beijing, China The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected new members, many of whom were inducted on September 22, 2013 in Beijing, China, during the Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.
Mamaia conference 2013 The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) together with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) organized between the 29th and 30th of August 2013 the 2nd IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure in Mamaia, Romania. Among the participants there were experts in the domains of space systems and critical infrastructures within ROSA, the Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency (METRA), the European Institute for Risk, Security and Communication Management (EURISC) and from specialized organizations in Poland, Italy and Germany. The private sector was represented by RARTEL, a company that offers satellite imagery in Romania, and by GMV Romania, which offers advanced technical solutions for the space domain and for critical infrastructures. Moreover, his excellency Sorin Encutescu, the Senior Advisor for National Security to the Prime Minister, participated in the conference as a special guest, presenting the Romanian Legislation for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure. The first session of the conference was dedicated to presenting the status report of the IAA Study Group on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure but also the results of the first phase of the national project CRITSYS – Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure, developed by ROSA, METRA and EURISC. The second session was dedicated to technical presentations such as Improving data protection for Earth satellite station networks, the SSA Program and its impact on space critical infrastructure, the development of satellite launch capabilities and the use of space systems for solving specific Romanian issues (floods, agriculture terrain monitoring, protection of Romanian infrastructures). Also, Dr. Anatoly N. Perminov, IAA Vice-President Scientific Activities, submitted a poster presentation on IGMASS Project and Protection of Space Infrastructure.

Mamaia conference participants

IAA Human in Space 2013 The 19th IAA Human in Space Symposium took place in Cologne, Germany, July 07-12 , 2013. The organizers of the 19th IAA Humans in Space Conference organized a program that focused on basic major questions and challenges in order to attract respective specialists, regardless of whether they are from the space research community or not. Many participants were stimulating interdisciplinary discussions on how to focus on major life sciences questions that can be answered with the help of space research. This also involved the topic of future joint funding approaches.

Cologne conference participants

Future of Space Exploration The 8th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration: Towards the Stars took place in Turin, Italy, July 03-05, 2013.The goals of this symposium on the human and robotic exploration beyond the Moon were more ambitious than ever. Thanks to a renewed commitment of the International Academy of Astronautics, the areas of interest have been widened. The aim was to promote an exchange of ideas and experiences among those interested in the various scientific, technological, human and ethical aspects of outer solar system and interstellar exploration and to propose new missions. Papers regarding the motivations and human aspects of deep space exploration were welcomed, and also papers dealing with advanced concepts and new ideas. Papers were solicited in priority on Planetary Robotic Exploration, Human Space Exploration, Technology, Science, Programatics, Motivations and human aspects, Policy, Ethical aspects of long range exploration and cultural aspects.
von Karman A one-day symposium was held at Caltech on June 21, 2013 to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Theodore von Kármán. The Theodore von Karman Symposium honored the 50th anniversary of Dr. von Kármán’s death on May 6, 1963. Dr. von Kármán was a key figure in aerodynamics and his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization was groundbreaking. Being a true visionary with many international contacts, he founded or helped to found many institutions, notably the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and he was the first Director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology (GALCIT). This event was sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics and GALCIT. JPL Director Dr. Charles Elachi emphasized in his opening remarks the connection between education and engineering and that von Kármán was a good example who was able to establish this between JPL and Caltech. Invited speakers from the Smithsonian Institute, Dr. Gorn and Dr. Daso, presented von Kármán’s life and his accomplishments. Dr. Sweeney from the Aerojet Corporation talked about the entrepreneurship of von Kármán. Prof. Knauss and Prof. Culick (IAA member) talked about von Kármán’s influence at Caltech, and Dr. Conway about von Kármán’s influence on the creation of JPL. Dr. Contant presented an overview of the IAA, its structure and Kármán’s influence during the creation of the IAA. During the end Dr. Singer shared his memories of von Kármán. The symposium was moderated by Dr. Baggett from JPL and it was organized by Dr. Otfrid Liepack (IAA Regional Secretary, USA).
Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference The 10th IAA Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference took place in Pasadena, USA, June 18-20, 2013. The 10th Low-Cost Planetary Missions Conference focussed on missions characterized by those of NASA’s Discovery program and ESA’s Cosmic Vision Small Class and Medium program. These missions of scientific exploration are conducted at a fixed cost that includes spacecraft and science payload development, launch, operations, science data analysis, and all relevant mission-specific technology development. Other relevant examples of low-cost planetary missions include JAXA’s Hayabusa-1 mission and ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 mission. Many participants, planetary scientists, technologists, engineers, project managers and agency officials gathered for the exchange of information and ideas for making this class of robotic mission richer scientifically while remaining affordably low-cost.
Honorary Member Valentina Tereshkova The 2013 session of Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of cosmonaut Tereshkova’s historic space flight. On 16 June 1963, Valentina Tereshkova, IAA Honorary Member, became the first woman in outer space.

Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, IAA Trustee Member, Valentina Tereshkova, IAA Honorary Member, 13 June 2013, Vienna, Austria

Shanghai 2013 participants The 5th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Technology took place in Shanghai, China, May 20-23, 2013. The conference organized by the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the International Academy of Aeronautics (IAA) provided a forum for technicians, researchers, scholars, decision makers and young professionals focusing on the theme of “New Era for Space Science and Technology”.

5th CSA-IAA Conference on Advanced Space Technology participants, May 20-23, 2013, Shanghai, China

Academician Yang Liwei International Academy of Astronautics Academy Day, Beijing, May 18, 2013, Beijing, China.

IAA Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant, Academician Yang Liwei (Full Member, Engineering Sciences), IAA Trustee Zhuang Fengyuan

Ukraine
The 4th IAA Conference on Space Technologies: the Present and Future took place in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, April 17-19, 2013. Prof. Hiroki Matsuo, Vice-President IAA and Alexander Degtyarev, Trustee IAA, opened the conference in front of more than 300 participants. The program presented 220 papers from 22 countries.

4th IAA Conference on Space Technologies participants, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine,
Wednesday April 17, 2013

Academician Lori Garver
The 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference took place in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, April 15-19, 2013. Academician Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator of NASA opened Monday April 15, the 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference at Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Nearly 300 scientists and engineers from 35 countries gathered to discuss near Earth objects and asteroids threats to Earth. A special session on the Chelyabinsk event of February 15 was held with a wide public and press interest in this unique meteor strike. David Morrison, Mark Boslough, Clark Chapman and Alan Harris were providing analysis of what happened. Academicians William Ailor (Aerospace Corp.) and Richard Tremayne-Smith were chairing the conference. The Secretary General of the Academy, Jean-Michel Contant gave an introductory presentation and William Grabe, Vice-President Research and David Trilling of the Northern Arizona University welcomed the audience. Thanks to NASA, live video was available during the week at http://livestream.com/pdc2013. On Thursday April 18 participants conducted exercises on mitigation response and disaster management. Conference website is http://www.pdc2013.org

Academician Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator of NASA, 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference at Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, Monday April 15, 2013, Opening Ceremony

IAA Newly Elected Ceremony, Berlin 2013 The 9th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation took place in Berlin, Germany, April 08-12, 2013. This conference reflects the high interest in the use of small satellites for dedicated missions applied to earth observation, from scientific earth observation missions to technology demonstration missions.

IAA Technical Director Rainer Sandau; Newly Elected Corresponding Member Norbert Frischauf; Academician Rene Laufer

Participants CubeSat Roma 2013 The 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions and Cubesat Winter Workshop took place on February 03-09, 2013, in Roma, Italy. The Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale of Sapienza University of Roma hosted this event dedicated to the new generation of university satellites: micro, pico, femtosatellites, from cubesats to pocketsats. In particular the Cubesat Workshop provided the opportunity for students to have an overview of the current status of the university microsatellites, as well as to exchange different points of view through a variety of sessions, laboratories and forums.

 The Academy Day took place in Beijing, China, on September 22, 2013.

 An IAA Regional Meeting took place in Pasadena, USA, on June 21, 2013.

 The 2nd edition of the event “Space and God” took place in Roma, Italy, on June 21, 2013.

 The ISPRS – IAA Hannover Workshop 2013 on High-Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information took place in Hannover, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013.

 Acta Astronautica Journal, Volume 101, August-September 2014, is now available. IAA members are entitled for a special subscription rate for their Journal.

 The International Academy of Astronautics and the United Nations Human Space Technology Initiative Cooperation.

 We have lost mail contact with the following members. Any information is welcomed.

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has selected SGAC members to join their Study Groups.

The International Academy of Astronautics was inviting proposals from candidate Local Organizing Committees to host the 2015 IAA Planetary Defense Conference in the spring 2015. Symposium topics are focused on detecting and tracking asteroids and comets that might be hazardous to our planet, characteristics of these objects, deflecting a threatening object should one be detected, the nature of impact disasters, and the political, legal and policy issues that must be considered as part of an overall mitigation strategy.

The 2nd IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions and the 2nd Cubesat Winter Workshop took place in Roma, Italy, February 03-09, 2013. It was dedicated to the new generation of university satellites: micro, pico, femtosatellites, from cubesats to pocketsats.

IAA Newsletter 2010-2012

Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics in Bonn, Germany was held on Thursday, December 6th, 2012. Speakers were Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, Gerd Gruppe, Heinz Stoewer, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Volker Schmid, Martin Dameris, Andrea Boese and Rainer Sandau.

First Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics in Taipei was held on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. This event held by NSPO was Chaired by Madhavan Nair, IAA President. A newly elected members ceremony has been organized during the Regional Meeting.

Academy Day, Beijing, China was held on Saturday November 3rd, 2012, at the China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA). This event held by the IAA Studies Center was Chaired by the Vice-President Liu Jyuan. Prof. Wu Meirong, IAA Trustee, delivered a report on Application of Special Information for Dealing with Natural Disasters. Induction of newly elected members was held on this occasion.

IAA Academy Day in Naples , Italy was held on Sunday September 30, 2012. More than 300 guests attended the Academy Day Dinner ceremony.

4th IAA Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures, Republic of San Marino (Italy), Kursaal Congress Centre, September 25th-28th, 2012. Dr Vito Testaj, Turism Vice-Minister, Prof Giorgio Petroni, Rector of the San marino University, Dr Riccarco Vannucci, President of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dr Claudio Maccone, IAA Technical Director Space Exploration, and Prof Mustapha Masmoudi, IAA Regional Secretary, participated to this event.

The Summit Follow-On Announcement was presented during the IAA plenary event at the International Astronautical Congress on October 6th 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa (see the video at http://iaaweb.org/content/view/465/626/ ).

The 4th IAA Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures took place in Republic of San Marino (Italy), Kursaal Congress Centre, from September 25th to September 28th, 2012.

The resolution of the 4th Specialized International Symposium on Space & Global Security of Humanity, held in Yevpatoria, Ukraine, September 03-07, 2012, is now available.

More than 200 participants attended the IAA Academy Day in Mysore, India that took place on July 14th, 2012 on the occasion of the 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Lectures on the Meghatropiques Satellite, the role of clouds in Earth’s climate (Cloudsat mission), the NASA’s GRAIL mission and Heoliophysics in the US were presented. The Academy concluded on a Heads of space Agencies Summit Follow-on Round Table on Robotic Space Exploration with NASA, ISRO, CNES and CSO. ISRO Chairman has reiterated his support to the Academy for its unprecedented effort to promote international cooperation. Space Agencies have discussed how to involve space emerging countries into new space programs.
The IAA spring meetings gathered more than two hundred members. Newly elected members were inducted during the IAA honor night dinner by President Madhavan Nair, Vice-President Anatoly Perminov, Vice-President Liu Jiyuan, Vice-President Yannick d’Escatha, Vice-President Hiroki Matsuo and Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant: Michael Gruntman, corresponding member for basic sciences section, Chantal Cappelletti, Klaus Dannenberg, David Dunham, Christian Heipke and Turki Saud Al-Saud, corresponding members for engineering sciences section, Lawrence Pinsky, corresponding member for life sciences section, Jacques Arnould and Ger Nieuwpoort, corresponding members for social sciences section, and Zvi Kaplan, Member for engineering sciences section.

Bonn Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics was held in Bonn, Germany on Thursday, December 6th, 2012. Speakers were Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, Gerd Gruppe, Heinz Stoewer, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Volker Schmid, Martin Dameris, Andrea Boese and Rainer Sandau.

Taipei First Regional Meeting of the International Academy of Astronautics was held in Tapei on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. This event held by NSPO was Chaired by Madhavan Nair, IAA President. A newly elected members ceremony has been organized during this Regional Meeting.

Beijing Academy Day , China was held on Saturday 3 November 2012 at the China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA). This event held by the IAA Studies Center was Chaired by the Vice-President Liu Jyuan. Prof. Wu Meirong, IAA Trustee, delivered a report on Application of Special Information for Dealing with Natural Disasters. Induction of newly elected members was held on this occasion.

The Academy Day in Mysore, India on 14th July 2012 on the occasion of the 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly presented lectures on the Meghatropiques Satellite, the role of clouds in Earth’s climate (Cloudsat mission), the NASA’s GRAIL mission and Heoliophysics in the US. The Academy concluded on a Heads of space Agencies Summit Follow-on Round Table on Robotic Space Exploration. ISRO Chairman has reiterated his support to the Academy for its unprecedented effort to promote international cooperation.

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected new members , many of whom will be inducted on 30 September 2012 in Naples, Italy during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.

The second IISL/IAA Space Law and Policy Symposium took place in Toulouse, France on 26 June 2012. The main theme of the symposium was Space Sustainability, and the day has been divided into 4 main sessions: Towards effective sustainability for outer space activities: institutional parameters; observers’ perspectives Sustainable use of the radio spectrum; Responding to Space Situational Awareness and space debris; Transposing sustainability into effective legal solutions.

The first IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems – DyCoSS’2012 was held in Porto, Portugal, March 19-21, 2012 with the aim to join specialists in Astrodynamics, Space Flight Mechanics, and Space Structures. More than 100 papers were presented. Conference report is now available. Speakers of the Opening Ceremony were Prof. Kathleen Howell, Purdue University, Dr. António Neto da Silva, President of Proespaço, the Portuguese Association of Space Industries and Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General, International Academy of Astronautics. Dr. Constantinos Stavrinidis, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, ESA-ESTEC, gave a keynote speach on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems.

Final Program of the IAA Regional Meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, held on 30 May 2012, is available.

New Study Release: The study on “The First International Assessment of Space Solar Power: Opportunities, Issues And Potential Pathways Forward” was handed out by the International Academy of Astronautics to delegations of the forty-ninth session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on February 9th, 2012. The UN delegations also received the IAA 50th anniversary book entitled: “Celebrating 50 years of Excellence“.

Final report of the Space Solar Power is now available. The First International Assessment of Space Solar Power : Opportunities, Issues And Potential Pathways Forward.

21-22 November 2011: Report on IAA Workshop on Drake Equation, held at CNES, Paris, France is available

31 October – 04 November 2011: 1st IAA-CRPSM International Workshop on “Remote Sensing of the Environment for the Sub Saharian regions” – ReSESS 2011, held in Nairobi, Kenya. Participants were from Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Senegal Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, waziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States and Zambia.

24-26 January 2011: the 1st IAA Conference on University Satellites Missions in Europe, Roma, Italy was attended by 170 participants from 25 countries. Dr. Enrico Saggese, President of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) welcomed the participants and congratulated Prof. Filippo Grazziani and his student’ team GAUSS coordinated by Chantal Cappeletti from La Sapienza University for the successful gathering. A Luigi Broglio memorial session was conducted by Ugo Ponzi, Nazzareno Cardinali and Giorgio Di Bernardo Nicolai. Fourteen technical sessions were conducted for the conference and the workshop.

17 November 2010: leaders of 30 space agencies from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. for the International Academy of Astronautics’ (IAA) Heads of Space Agencies Summit. In preparation for the Summit, the IAA received inputs from Academicians, other experts and space agency representatives on the subject of enhancing global collaboration in the following four areas: human spaceflight, planetary robotic exploration, climate change and disaster management. IAA Summit Declaration is now available.

01 November 2010: The IAA book “Celebrating 50 years of Excellence” International Academy of Astronautics, is now published.

30-31 August 2010: 50th Anniversary Memorial Symposium What can we do for our mother Earth, Nagoya, Japan

20 July 2010: Claudio Maccone presented an article on “A Protected Antipode Circle (PAC)” at the center of the Moon Farside, during the 3rd NASA Lunar Science Forum at NASA Ames Research Center. Academician Claudio Maccone, Italy, has been named IAA Technical Director, Scientific Space Exploration. He will oversee projects and programs of the International Academy of Astronautics.

19 July 2010: Lev Zelenyi, Director IKI, Moscow, received the Basic Sciences Award of the Academy from Dr. Madhavan Nair and S. Krimigis, during the opening ceremony of the COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Bremen, Germany.

17 July 2010: Academy Day, Bremen, Germany, on the occasion of the 50th year anniversary celebration, Park Hotel, Bremen. Gregg Vane, Dan Baker, Dave Kendall cochaired the meeting that was attended by 80 Academicians including Dr Madhavan Nair, President IAA, Prof. Roger Bonnet, President of COSPAR, Prof. Ed Stone, past President IAA and Dr. Jean Michel Contant, Secretary General IAA. Pu Zuyin, Hannu Koskinnen and Karl-Heinz Glassmeier reveived newly elected diploma.

08 July 2010: IAA Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, the city where the Academy was established 50 years ago. Valery Menshikov, Efim M. Malitikov and Jean-Michel Contant co-chaired a roundtable discussion on the innovative solutions in joint programs and projects. This event was preceeded by a seminar on the potential of micro and nanotechnologies in joint international projects.

05-08 July 2010: First IAA/RACT Workshop on Monitoring Global Phenomena and Man-Made Disasters, Riga, Latvia. 250 participants from 22 countries are discussing involvement of scientists and professionals for topical issues of space exploration and use space technology for global security, political, legal, organizational and technical aspects of IGMASS project implementation. Jean Michel Contant, IAA, Secretary General, France, Valery A. Menshikov, RAC, Vice President, Russia, Efim M. Malitikov, IAZ, President, Russia and Igor Kabashkin, TTI, President, Latvia chaired the workshop.

02 July 2010: 1st IAA Regional Meeting, Minsk, Belarus. Dr. Sergey Zolotoy, IAA Regional Secretary and Director & Design Manager of the Belarusian Space System of Earth Remote Sensing chaired the meeting. Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General of the IAA, Dr.Phys.-Math.Sc. Alexander Tusikov, General Director of the State United Institute pf Informatics Problems and Academician Sergey Oblameyko, Rector of the Belarusian State University were among keynote speakers. Prof. Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus received the Academy delegation and signed MOU for IGMASS project. Belarus is welcomed among the new countries represented in the Academy.

18 June 2010: the first ceremony of the 50th IAA anniversary celebration was held in Kiev, Ukraine at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with participants from a dozen of countries. The Vice-President Stanislav Konyukhov chaired the one-day regional meeting and the Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant presented the review of 50 years of excellence. Mr. Yurii Aleksieiev Director General of the National Space Agency of Ukraine was present. Leonid Kuchma, former President of Ukraine and former Director General of YUZHMASH, received his pin of new member of the Academy during a brief ceremony followed by a reception. Alexander Degtyarev, First Deputy General Designer at Yuzhnoye SDO, Ukrainian Regional Office Secretary gave a presentation of the Ukrainian space activities. On this occasion a booklet about the IAA entitled “50 years at the service of peace ” was issued as well as other anniversary gifts. On 19 June 2010, participants were invited to visit not far from Kiev the small Ukrainian town of Zhytomyr where Korolev was born in 1907. On this occasion, on behalf of the Academy, the Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant deposed flowers at Korolev monument in the center of the city.

10 June 2010: Academician Claudio Maccone presented to the United Nations COPUOS in Vienna, Austria, a proposal for establishing a new radio-quiet zone on the farside of the Moon. Recommendations: Use the Earth-Sun L2 only (and not the Earth-Moon L2) as a servicing station and as a Low-gravity launching platform for large spacecrafts to Mars, the Asteroids, and all the outer solar system bodies.

Academician Rainer Sandau, Germany, has been named IAA Technical Director, Satellite and Space Applications. He will oversee the Sustainable Development Program of the International Academy of Astronautics.

30 May 2010: Opening Ceremony of the IAA Studies Center in Beijing China: IAA Vice President Academician Liu Jiyuan, Minister Chen Qiufa Information and Technology, Academician and Trustee Xu Guanhua, former Minister and Dr. Jean-Michel Contant presided over the meeting attended by more than 200 participants.

29-30 May 2010: First Workshop on Coordination and Cooperation for Global Environment Impact, Institute of Remote Sensing Application, 5th floor, Beijing, China. This workshop Chaired by Academician Gu Xinfa, is part of the new IAA Study Group 4.11 (Earthquake forecasting and emergency response for natural disaster, public sanitation and human health, global climate change). Academician Ma Xingrui, President of CAST, Wu Zhijian, Director General SASTIND, and Academician Xu Guanhua attended the meeting. Africa was represented at the workshop. Experts are welcomed to participate to the study group work.

06-08 May 2010: During an official visit in Tunis 6-8 May 2010, Dr Contant Secretary General and Academician Trustee Mustapha Masmoudi, received from Mr. Mohammed Naceur Ammar, Minister of Communication Technology, confirmation acceptance about the creation of an IAA regional office in Tunis. Mrs Lamia Chafaii, Secretary of State proposed to the Academy to participate to the ICT4all conference in November 2010 in Tunisia as a main partner. Mr Refat Chaabouni, Secretary of State for Scientific Research discussed future activity in North Africa. The IAA will organize in conjunction with the UN year of youth a conference for Youth and Space in Tunisia in 2011.

04 March 2010: The Syrian national television and several newspapers reported on the first IAA Regional Conference in Middle East held on 4th March 2010 in Damascus, Syria. Dr Eng. Hussein Ibrahim, IAA Regional Secretary for Middle East, chaired the meeting. Dr JM Contant made a first presentation on “50th Years of IAA and Middle East Strategy”. Dr R. Sandau, DLR Berlin, presented a paper on “Small Satellites – Status and Prospects” and a second paper on “Small Satellites Missions: a Powerful Tool for Capacity Building”. Among participants Deputy Ministers of Education, High Education, Culture and Environment were present. In addition, General Mohammad Fares, first Syrian Cosmonaut who flew in 1987 was attending. Participants discussed preparation of the first conference in Syria to be held on 18-21 October 2010 in Damascus.

01 March 2010: The International Academy of Astronautics celebrating 50 years will have a blooming activity and development. After the opening of the Bangalore Branch of the Academy secretariat we are pleased to announce the creation of a second Branch in China end of May 2010 and of two new Nodes in Africa and one in Middle East: Tunis, Yaounde and Damscus. This infrastructure will be at the service of the members, searchers and students. As of today there are currently 33 regional secretaries (see http://iaaweb.org/content/view/139/238/).

06 February 2010: In Bangalore, India, the new IAA President, Dr. Madhavan Nair, chaired the inaugural function of the International Academy of Astronautics permanent presence in India with the opening of an office to host the new Branch devoted to the secretariat of the IAA standalone conferences worldwide. Dr. Jean-Michel Contant was the Chief Guest. The IAA has sigificantly grown during the last few years with 21 regional meetings, stand alone symposia and conferences and symposia in 2009 totaling gathering of over 4000 participants. In 2009 the Academy had two meetings in Darmstadt, Germany, two conferences in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, then Granada, Spain, Paris, France, Yaounde, Cameroon, Vienna, Austria, Berlin, Germany, Moscow, Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, Tsukuba, Japan, Aosta, Italy, Goa, India, Toronto, Canada, Graz, Austria, Bucharest, Romania, Daejon, South Korea, Limassol, Cyprus, Abuja, Nigeria and Baikonour, Kazakhstan. No need to say that time is arrived to have a specialized department of the Academy devoted to the management of this activity which was anticipated in the strategic plan of the organisation. The Academy is grateful to the Astronautical Society of India and to ISRO for the support of this activity.

25-26 January 2010: the Academy was invited by the Royal Society, London, UK, to participate to the first discussion meeting on the Detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society. On January 26th, Lord Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society (RAS) and Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General IAA announced in London the Second IAA-RAS Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures, to be held at The Royal Society Kavli Centre, Milton Keynes, UK, October 4th-7th 2010. Dr John Zarnecki and Dr. Claudio Maccone are going to chair the scientific program committee. With this events, 2010 appears to be a major milestone in the recognition of the search for extraterrestrial scientific community. The IAA which was since 1971 the first international organisation to recognize and host this community is particularly pleased.

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