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Conferences to come

25 September, IAA Academy Day, Guadalajara, Mexico
26-30 September, 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Guadalajara, Mexico
17-23 October, 4th UNISEC-Global Meeting and 7th Nanosatellite symposium, Istanbul, Turkey
25 November, IAA Symposium on Space International Cooperation Promoting Economic and Social Development of Developing Country, Beijing, China

 IAA Newly Elected Members

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected new members, many of whom will be inducted on 25 September 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.

 Newly elected at Bethesda

Newly elected ceremony on June 17, 2016 at Bethesda, VA, USA.

IAA - Lockheed Martin Corporation

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.

  International Academy of Astronautics Human Space Exploration Conference

IAA Conference on Human Space Exploration, 24-26 May 2016, Korolev, Moscow Region, Russia.

During the IAA Conference on Human Space Exploration, 24 May 2016, Korolev, Russia a ceremony recognized newly elected members with Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General IAA and Igor Komarov, Head of Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, and Vladimir Solntsev, President RSC-Energia.


IAA newly elected member in Korolev, Russia  IAA Newly Elected in Korolev, Moscow, Russia

 Vladimir Solntsev and Jean-Michel Contant                             Igor Komarov and Jean-Michel Contant

HSE Moscow 2016

IAA Human in Space Exploration conference participants, Moscow, Russia, May 2016

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.

 IAA Spring Meetings

21 March 2016 Award Ceremony Dinner of the International Academy of Astronautics, Paris, France.

IAA Newly elected 2015 in Paris

IAA Newly Elected Members 2015 in Paris, March 2016

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.

 IAA Laurels for Team Achievement Award

23 February 2016 Philae Team Laurels ceremony hosted by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Bonn, Germany

Laurels awards 2015, induction February 2016, Bonn, Germany

Recipients of the IAA Laurels for team achievement award 2015 in Bonn, Germany - February 2016

  Climate Change & Disaster Management Summit in 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.

Heads of Space Agencies Summit Mexico 2015

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.



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